Book — 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The art of transforming ingredients through human techniques / Ryuichi Sakamoto
Finding beauty in rustic cuisine / Toshirō Ogata
Ogata, a Japanese restaurant, was opened in 2008 by Toshiro Ogata, who previously worked as Head Chef at the distinguished Kyoto cuisine restaurant Muromachi Wakuden. The restaurant has won two Michelin stars and is currently one of the most difficult to reserve in Kyoto. The cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients from across Japan and, naturally, Kyoto vegetables is making a deep impression on gourmands with its reputation. This books is a collection of pictures by Gozen Koshida, a photographer with an established reputation in food photography, communicating Ogata's delicately and daringly interpreted genuine Japanese cuisine of the modern age, and its philosophy.
Introduction: Food and the Machiya ExperienceThe Evolution of the CityArchitecture and Characteristics of Machiya ConstructionThe Beauty of WoodRestaurant Listings (approx 135) with description of food and setting, hours, prices, contact infoIndex by Category.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Machiya, or townhouses, are traditional wooden dwellings in Kyoto that evoke the elegance and culture of Japan's old capital with their architectural details, beautiful gardens, and intimate rooms. Many have been converted into restaurants to create unforgettable dining experiences. Enjoying healthy food in a historic, traditional Kyoto environment is a rare pleasure. Here are some 130 restaurant listings (food, decor, hours, addresses, prices, maps, and index) and a photographic guide to machiya architecture, culture, and aesthetics. Judith Clancy has lived in Japan since 1970 and is the author of Exploring Kyoto. Ben Simmons is a Japan-based photographer. (source: Nielsen Book Data)