TENOHA & | TASTE – the new KOTO • KOTO aperitivo

Winter and cold have arrived together with the new KOTO • KOTO aperitif at TENOHA Milano. Not only can we warm ourselves, but also have fun with a new aperitif formula! Have you ever heard about it?


KOTO • KOTO in Japanese means Hot - Hot. It is inspired by Oden (おでん), which is a typical winter dish from the Japanese tradition. But, exactly, what is an Oden? It is a dish composed of the most varied ingredients boiled for a long time in a broth based on dashi and soy sauce. The most common ingredients are daikon, konnyaku, eggs, various types of tofu (Ganmodoki, Atsuage, Aburaage), octopus and Chikuwa (fish cake).

All these ingredients absorb the broth and make it hot. So we warmed up. But what can you play at? Indeed, what do we play at? TENOHA has also thought of this! First, I mentioned that we can also have fun! Try your luck, you can have the perfect combination of ingredients and enjoy the aperitif! We are waiting for you here and good luck!

Aperitivo KOTO • KOTO Information

When: from November 13th (every Wednesday) 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Where: & | TASTE TENOHA MILANO - Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milan
Cost: € 12
Formula: Oden set + buffet + Drink

Additional information: https://www.tenoha.it/



Kintsugi is one of the most beautiful and significant arts in Japan. We are talking about real-life teaching that should be followed at all times.

Kintsugi Kintsugi Tenoha

Usually, when a vase or a cup breaks they end their life because they are thrown away. Kintsugi does not think so, Japan has great teaching to give us in this situation. The broken object becomes an important part of the life of the object itself. They are not an end, but from the moment in which they are fixed with gold, they remember these broken parts.

Every mistake in our life, every break, everything we could see as an end is instead a teaching and a new beginning. This is what Kintsugi means, "to repair with gold". The Japanese have always been used to repair broken objects with gold so that the fracture was easily visible.

TENOHA MILANO, together with Mariangela Zabatino who is a ceramist in her atelier Anima Mundi, proposes a workshop that can be not only a teaching but also a special memory. We as always won't miss it, we are waiting for you at TENOHA Milano to try out another special experience of Japanese tradition!


When: 16 November
Where: & | WORK TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano
Cost: 55€ pax (workshop + breakfast or lunch)


1st round 9.30 am - 11.00 am (workshop + breakfast)
2nd round 11.30am - 1.00pm (workshop + lunch)

1st round
9:00 am breakfast
9:30 start course
9.30-9:50 introductory notes on Kintsugi through slide projection
9:50 - 11:00 course development and implementation

2nd round
11:30 start course
11:30 -11:50 start of course introduction to Kintsugi by slide projection
11: 50-13:00 performance and implementation of the course
13:00 -13:30 lunch

Minimum number 10
Maximum number 20

Further information: https://www.tenoha.it/upcoming/workshop/kintsugi/


TENOHA & | TASTE – Hakken Menu the return, episode 7

Our journey to Japan continues! TENOHA Milano offers us a new wonder with the Hakken Menu!

#7 Saikyo Yaki & Obanzai

11 Nov ~ 24 Nov Saikyo Yaki & Obanzai – Kyoto Prefecture 関西 Kansai


Have you ever been to Kyoto? If you have been there, you certainly know what we are talking about, otherwise, it is fair to know more. Kyoto is not only an essential stop on the journey to Japan but also one of the most traditional cities we know, located in the Kansai region. Precisely from this prefecture, TENOHA Milano has decided to let you taste a delight called Saikyo Yaki & Obanzai.
We are talking about a typical dish of the already traditional Kyoto, marinated and grilled fish with miso sauce. Obanzai is a traditional style of Kyoto cuisine and dishes can also be tasted as side dishes.

Are you ready to try this new course that will catapult you immediately into the center of Japanese tradition? Let's go to Kyoto all together thanks to TENOHA Milano!

And don't forget the Hakken Card at home! You can't do without the special gift ... Is it just a little and we'll find out? What will be the special gift that TENOHA MILANO has reserved for those who have collected all the stamps on the HAKKEN menu?


More info: https://www.tenoha.it/taste/hakken-continue-2/
Cost: 16,00 €

Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano


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.

Cosmo-Eggs Cosmo-Eggs Biennale Venezia

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 & | CINEMA: A family affair

TENOHA MILANO inaugurates the second cinema review with three great successes by Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Do you know these three great films dedicated to family relationships? If you don't know them, maybe it's time to see them and, if you already know them, it will be a great opportunity to watch them in a special place like TENOHA MILANO, the only real corner of Japan in Italy!


The family is not chosen. What can the three family stories Hirokazu Kore-Eda tell us have in common? A child who is not really yours, a sister born from another marriage and a poor family but with many principles, can have in common only one very important thing: THE UNION. The Japanese directors talk about this union precisely because they have maintained solid relationships with tradition, with their own roots.

It is precisely with the three great successes of Hirokazu Kore-Eda that TENOHA MILANO inaugurates the second cinema review dedicated to family relationships. Below you can find all the appointments of TENOHA CINEMA # 2!


Time: 18.00
Where: &|WORK TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano


Don't miss this opportunity, because seeing them at home and at the cinema is one thing, seeing them in a real corner of Japan is another and perhaps the most important and suggestive thing! We at Japan Italy Bridge are waiting for you!


Do you know Toraya? It is one of the most famous and traditional pastry shops, founded in Kyoto 5 centuries ago.

If you know the Japanese tradition, you cannot be intrigued and amazed by this new opportunity that TENOHA MILANO has decided to offer you. Another unmissable event to get closer to the Japanese tradition! Toraya is also famous for making "wagashi" sweets, traditional Japanese sweets prepared with natural ingredients. TENOHA MILANO hosts this international pastry giant for the first time with a workshop that will teach you to recreate these truly special desserts!



When: 09 November, from 16.30 to 18.30
Where: &|WORK TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano
Cost: 12€
Pax: 25

Toraya Pop-Up Store

And it's not over here! On November 10, a pop-up store will be set up in the restaurant from 13:00 to 18:00 to buy these Toraya specialties.

When: 10 November, from 13.00 to 18.00
Where: &|TASTE TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano

Don't miss this new journey to Japan and its sweetest traditions!

In collaboration with TORAYA

Travel guide: Tokyo - Episode 01

Can you ever imagine Tokyo as a modest fishing village? Probably not. Like so many other cities in the world - the atmosphere that was breathed in the Edo period was quiet and very far from today's frenzy. It was only when the emperor moved from Kyoto to Tokyo, after 1868, that the city radically changed his identity.


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Today Tokyo, with its 23 districts, is the largest megalopolis in the world, a conglomeration of cities, lights and colors fused together that continue to amaze visitors.

Walking around the capital is an almost otherworldly experience. From the very crowded streets, you could turn the corner and find yourself suddenly in an oasis of serenity near some shrine or Shinto temple. Or, decide to venture out shopping in stores that sell strange and wonderful things, or take the subway (or train) and reach incredible places!

In our blog, you will find many articles that focus on Tokyo neighborhoods. However, what we want to suggest to you today are those unusual, unique and extravagant activities that, for those visiting the city for the first time, could turn into unforgettable experiences!

Admire Tokyo in its vastness


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A visit to the observatory of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, a visit to the Tokyo Skytree or the Tokyo Tower, or going to Roppongi Hills at Tokyo City View becomes necessary to enjoy a breathtaking view. The unique and incredible scenery of the city will hurt your heart because going back will be difficult, very difficult!

The Pet Cafés and the thematic Cafes


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We have already talked about thematic cafés before, enchanted places where we can become children again and dream a little. However, we talked very little about Pet Cafes. In Japan they are very popular and Tokyo is full of these cute cafes. The concept is that of a place with soft lights in which to relax, pampering an animal: cats, dogs, owls, snakes and even hedgehogs!

Compulsive shopping at Daiso!


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Exactly, compulsive shopping. In fact, Daiso offers 5 stories of articles of all kinds and all sold only for 100 Yen! Furthermore, the biggest Daiso is located in Takeshita Street and some others are scattered all around town.

Plunge into the green in Tokyo


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There is no shortage of beautiful parks in Tokyo. We'll talk about it in-depth in the second episode of our travel guide on Tokyo, but it is absolutely one of the things to do while walking around the city! Cherry trees in spring and momiji (Japanese red maples) will give you moments of pure relaxation in autumn, so a stop at each of the city's parks is essential. Absolutely not to be missed!

Sumo Tournaments


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If you visit the city during tournaments (usually January, May and September) you should give yourself the experience of attending the Japanese national sport combat sessions at Ryugoku! For the Japanese, in fact, Sumo is not just about sports, but about a real unmissable form of art.

Tokyo Museums


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Like any self-respecting city, Tokyo also offers museums, but in this case, they take on an even more special feature because there are so many types of them. From the historic Tokyo National Museum at Ueno, to the Edo-Tokyo Museum to Ryugoku, and the Ghibli Museum for Studio Ghibli lovers or the bizarre Museum of Parasites in Meguro!

Golden Gai

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The Golden Gai is a small area of Kabukicho in Shinjuku, famous for its network of narrow alleys that are connected by even closer passages. Along these narrow streets, there are more than 200 tiny bars, clubs and restaurants that are absolutely unique and characteristic.

Travel on the Yurikamome-line

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The Yurikamome-line is the railway line whose trains are driverless and speed through the skyscrapers of the city! A must-try when the sun goes down and the city lights come on...



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Izakaya is a typical Japanese restaurant where food is served to accompany a vast amount of alcohol. Usually they are places frequented by colleagues from a company who, after a long day of work, give themselves a break to talk about a bit of everything.

Sashimi for breakfast at the Toyosu fish market


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How many times have we eat sashimi or sushi and say "wow, this is really good and fresh!" Well... we probably still have no idea what fresh and good means!!!


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These are only 10 points we thought of, but in reality, there are really a million things to do in Tokyo. For example, you can taste everything that exists with green tea, go to an onsen, cross the Shibuya intersection, participate in Hanami, pray in a temple, admire Mount Fuji. To not forget yet, Ginza, Shinjuku, Kanagawa, Saitama, Odaiba... Tokyo is not a city, but a wonderful dream!

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.

Nabe tenoha Nabe

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.

Nabe tenoha Tenoha


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