Michael Booth, a British author, journalist and broadcaster, spoke to Nippon.com about how he got to know Japan through its food.
Booth’s travels took him on a culinary journey around Japan. His initial trip included Sushi Jiro in Ginza, lunch with sumo wrestlers, and umibudo sea grapes, an Okinawan speciality seaweed. In particular, he highlighted izakaya, Japanese pubs, as his ideal place to eat.
His new book, The Meaning of Rice, will look at his latest journey to Japan.