TENOHA & | TASTE: Hakken Wagyu!

Attention please! A GREAT NEWS! How much did you dream of eating Wagyu meat while not in Japan? TENOHA MILANO has decided to give you another great opportunity! Every day for the month of December, you can try a new HAKKEN menu and she is the protagonist, the much-vaunted and desired Wagyu meat, in particular, the beef sirloin [KAGOSHIMA GRADE A5].

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You can take advantage of three menus which are described below:

Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3
Nigiri Sushi
Sirloin of
Wagyu beef
Nigiri sushi from Wagyu and Chianina beef
Udon in broth of
dashi with wagyu,
chive and ginger

Let's enjoy the holidays at TENOHA Milano, because in addition to all the fantastic surprises in store, they decided to let us taste the Wagyu meat in its best shape! Obviously, Japan Italy Bridge will be here!


Where: & | TASTE TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano
When: Dal 01 Dicembre al 30 Dicembre

Carne Wagyu sponsored by “Selection Prime Meat”

CHADO - Tea Ceremony 茶道 with Alberto Moro

Together with the Cultural Association Giappone in Italia, TENOHA Milano presents the new fantastic book by Alberto Moro: “Il mio Giappone”. It will not be a simple presentation but a real trip to Japan, as TENOHA Milano has accustomed you to, so we can enjoy special guests, the practice of the shodo and the tea ceremony.

Alberto Moro

Alberto Moro is President of the Cultural Association Giappone in Italia, we of Japan Italy bridge have already interviewed him in the past for our column Bringing Japan to Italy. A great admirer of Japanese culture in all its aspects, he has been a member of the Urasenke school in Milan since 1993. He practices and teaches chadō (tea ceremony) and in January 2019 he is very successful thanks to his exhibition "Il mio Giappone" at the Luciana Matalon Foundation of Milan. "Il mio Giappone" is an exhibition of 48 photographs that tells of contemporary Japan, a special mix of tradition and modernity, the true essence of the Rising Sun.

What is CHADO 茶道 ~ "Tea ceremony"?

In Japan, the act of preparing and drinking tea has acquired a very important and artistic meaning. When someone is invited to drink tea, he must arrive early, sit in a small room and enjoy the company of the other guests, detaching himself from everyday events.

The most important thing about the tea ceremony is sharing and showing the "serenity with a cup of tea", the possibility of creating a communication between the participants. A great teaching, because it makes us understand that with everything we do we can transmit serenity. This means living Zen in every occasion of life. To learn how to do it and see how the Japanese do it, all you have to do is come to TENOHA for this intense trip! We are waiting for you as always!


※ Entrance at 6.30pm
※ Chado "Tea Ceremony" - Tea ceremony demonstration with Alberto Moro
※ Demonstration of shodo with master Mazuyama
※ Presentation of the book "Il mio giappone" - available for purchase in TENOHA & | SHOP

When: Tuesday 19 NOVEMBER | 18.30 - 20.00
Where: TENOHA MILANO - Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milan
Free entrance

Cosmo-Eggs, Japan on display at the Biennale in Venice

The events dedicated to Japan continue on the Italian territory, today we move to the Venice Biennale with Cosmo-Eggs, an exhibition open to the public until November 24, 2019.

"Cosmo-Eggs" is the title of the exhibition in the Japanese Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Available in the Veneto region from 11 May until 24 November 2019. A particular installation that involves the senses and art in various dimensions.

This collaboration between an artist, a composer, an anthropologist, and an architect aims to create a platform to reflect on the ecology shared by humans and others. It aims to create a reflection on where and how we live.

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In the installation we also find the presence of four films of Motoyuki Shitamichi focused on the tsunami-ishi, the giant stones swept ashore from the depths of the ocean. With the accompaniment of Taro Yasuno's compositions, a series of automated sounds, produced mechanically by recorders, reminiscent of birdsong, along with the allegorical stories developed by Toshiaki Ishikura in reference to the local folklore related to the tsunami, Cosmo-Eggs is an installation not to be missed.

The exhibitor Fuminori Nousaku confronted the architecture of the Japan pavilion by correlating images, music, and text to create an integrated spatial experience, unique of its kind and available at the Venice Biennale until November 24th, 2019.

Have you already visited it?

Information on Cosmo-Eggs

When: 11 May - 24 November 2019
Hours: TUE - SUN 10.00 - 18.00
Where: The Biennale Gardens, Calle Giazzo, 30122 Venice VE
Admission with ticket

TENOHA & | TASTE: Nabe & the Hot Pot Experience

When the cold season begins, there are those who are happy and others who are a little less, but surely everyone is happy to spend pleasant moments at TENOHA MILANO in the company of a dish suitable for the cold season, the NABE. Finally arrived here in Italy! A unique experience that you cannot miss.

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TENOHA MILANO once again takes you to Japan, exactly in the ancient Jomon period, to taste a truly special dish: sea or mountain broth accompanied by vegetables.

In all Japanese homes you will find Nabe cooking vessels, precisely because this recipe is the protagonist of their culinary tradition.
The sense of home and of "Omotenashi", what the NABE gives to diners and what has always characterized not only the Japanese houses, but also TENOHA MILANO.

Nabe Nabe

TENOHA MILANO offers 3 variants of Nabe (vegan, chicken and fish) to be combined with 4 different broths. Are you ready to be the guests of a big family and to breathe the Japanese atmosphere? Are you ready to warm your heart too? We are obviously here, on the front line. Remember that it is only available for dinner, but if you wanted it for lunch, you need to book a day in advance.

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When: From October 18th for the entire fall/winter season
Where: &|TASTE - TENOHA MILANO Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano

Small Pot (for 1 pax) - From 18 to 20 €
Big Pot + side dishes (From 2 to 6 pax) - From € 50 to € 60


Have you ever heard of SHIBORI? TENOHA Milano has once again decided to amaze us and give us an even more unique occasion.

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It is a real art that allows you to decorate thanks to threads, folds, elastics, and pieces of wood. We are sure that most of the passionate people of Japan have heard of this technique, but even for newbies, it is a great opportunity!

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Imagination, a unique gift that we can use to express ourselves. You have the opportunity to do so because TENOHA MILANO always has Japanese tradition at heart and wants to make it known to as many people as possible. In addition, as always, it offers important moments that you could not live without taking a plane.

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AKI TAKESHITA, born in Kyoto in 1983, graduated in Textile Design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, then specialized in Shibori with master classes. He will be the one to teach you the magic of SHIBORI in the special TENOHA Milano workshop! Let yourself be carried away by this magical art!


When: October 26th
Where: &|WORK -  TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano
Cost: 55€
Time: 15:00-18:00
Pax: 15 persone

More info: https://www.tenoha.it/

Japan History: Yagyū Munenori

Yagyū Munenori (1571 - 11 May 1646) was a Japanese swordsman, founder of Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, one of two official sword styles sponsored by the Tokugawa shogunate (the other was Ittō-ryū).

Yagyū Munenori

photo credits: wikipedia.org

He became a great expert in the fencing art thanks to a long almost monastic path dedicated to teaching in the Shogun family. It is in this place that we discover its true nature: guide and political adviser to three shogun and head of an "intelligence" body he created. Yagyū Munenori will lead Japan, in complete secrecy, for almost thirty years.

Yagyū Munenori's career

Munenori began his career in the Tokugawa administration as a hatamoto, a direct holder of the Tokugawa clan. Later his income was increased to 10,000 koku, making him a fudai daimyo, or a vassal lord in the service of the Tokugawa. Subsequently, Yagyū Munenori also received the title of Tajima no Kami.

Munenori entered the service of Tokugawa Ieyasu at a young age, and later became a sword instructor for Ieyasu Hidetada's son. He also became one of the main advisors of the third Igitsu shogun.

Yagyū Munenori

photo credits: doacademytorino.wordpress.com

Shortly before his death in 1606 he passed the guidance of Yagyū Shinkage-ryū to his nephew Toshiyoshi. After that, Toshiyoshi entered the service of a branch of the Tokugawa clan that controlled the province of Owari. Toshiyoshi's school was based in Nagoya and was called Owari Yagyū-ryū, while that of Munenori, in Edo became known as Edo Yagyū-ryū. Takenaga Hayato, the founder of Yagyū Shingan-ryū, was a disciple of Yagyū Munenori and received from him secret teachings (gokui) of Yagyū Shinkage-ryū.

Around 1632, Munenori completed Heihô Kadenshô, a treatise on Shinkage-ryū sword practice and how it could be applied to life and politics. The text is still in print today in Japan and has been translated several times in English. Translated into Italian: "The sword that gives life" it is a compelling biography of Munenori and a series of essays regarding sword techniques.

Yagyū Munenori

photo credits: www.lunieditrice.com

His sons Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi and Yagyū Munefuyu were also famous swordsmen.

Japan History: Kusunoki Masashige

Shimazu Takahisa was born May 28, 1514, son of Shimazu Sagami no kami Tadayoshi (1492-1568), adopted by Shimazu Katsuhisa. He became the lord of Kagoshima after Katsuhisa's escape in 1526. He conquered the aforementioned city in 1536 and extended his authority throughout the province of Satsuma.

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He was one of the first daimyō to employ firearms in battle during the siege of Kajiki in the province of Ōsumi in 1549. In that same year, he welcomed Francis Xavier to Kagoshima. He granted Jesuit protection to spread Christianity in his domain, later withdrawn under pressure from local Buddhist monks. Takahisa also had diplomatic relations with the Ryūkyu Kingdom.

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15th head of the Shimazu clan, he supervised the transfer of the clan's headquarters from Shimizu castle to Uchi castle in 1550 when he sent Ijūin Tadaaki to Shimizu to suppress the rebellions and secure control of the Shimazu over the province. In 1554 his troops won against the Hishikari, Kamō and Ketō clans during the siege of Iwatsurugi. His son Shimazu Yoshihisa later completed the defeat of these clans and secured control of the Shimazu over the rest of the Satsuma province.

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He officially retired in favor of Yoshihisa in 1566 and in 1569 the Iriki-in and Tōgō clans were defeated and he secured control over Satsuma. The following year he rejected a naval attack by members of the Kimotsuki, Ijiki and Nejime clans. He died on 15 July 1571.

His idea of ​​promoting relations with foreign people and countries is very important.

His sons were Yoshihisa, Yoshihiro, Iehisa and Toshihisa.

photo credits: wikipedia.org

Van Gogh and Japan

Japan has always had an important artistic history and many Western artists have taken inspiration from the culture of the Rising Sun, not least Van Gogh.

As evidence of this, today we are talking about "Van Gogh and Japan" an exclusive documentary film that will be in theaters on 16th, 17th and 18th September.

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"Van Gogh and Japan" plot

Thanks to the artist's letters and the testimonies of his contemporaries, this documentary reveals the fascinating story of the intense and visceral connection between Van Gogh and Japanese art. In fact, although Van Gogh had never visited this country, he was extremely influenced in his works by the art of the Rising Sun.
In addition to investigating the trend of the Japonisme, Van Gogh and Japan will guide us through the art of the calligrapher Tomoko Kawao and the performative artist Tatsumi Orimoto to fully understand the spirit and characteristics of the art of the Rising Sun.

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At the end of the Edo period, in 1868, Japan went through a phase of opening up to the West. In this period in fact, Paris was flooded with everything that was Japanese. From decorative objects to colorful ukiyo-e prints, and much more.

Van Gogh, fascinated by all the elements of this extraordinary culture, focused on how they could be adapted to the search for a new point of view. He read the descriptions of Japan, filled his room with prints and studied Japanese works carefully. The female figures in the gardens or on the shore, on flowers, trees and twisted branches attracted the artist's attention. Van Gogh appreciated the lines and compositional purity of these works, so much so as to make them an essential source of inspiration for his painting.

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The Great Art in the Cinema

The film is part of "La Grande Arte al Cinema", an original and exclusive project by Nexo Digital that since its debut to date has already brought 2 million viewers to the cinema.

In 2019 Grande Arte al Cinema is distributed exclusively in Italy by Nexo Digital with media partners Radio Capital, Sky Arte and MYmovies.it.