CARRY THE SUN by Landport

Since we are children we have ever wanted to have some light in the dark with us, to CARRY THE SUN with us. The name says it all, at night, during the day, when we feel insecure, when we are afraid and when we need reassurance. A dream that from Japan becomes a reality and thanks to Landport, on any occasion, we can comfortably have the sun and its light in our pocket or bag.


The models are varied and adapt to any taste and occasion:

  • A) warm light size S and M
  • B) cold light size S and M
  • C) rainbow light 7 colours (size M)

CARRY THE SUN anywhere, in a tent, on vacation, for an emergency or simply as a gift idea.

In fact, this is an absolutely ECO product in all its meanings, because CARRY THE SUN is ECOlogical, ECOnomical and ECOsustainable. A great energy saving: just recharge it with direct sunlight for at least 8 hours and you will have the real sun with you for 74 hours! In addition, its being light, resistant and washable will make it even more pleasant, it will become a presence that you can no longer live without. We can't go out without a smartphone, also because it could be useful for emergency moments. However, when we need sunlight in the dark of night, what can we do? With this new product, we have it in our pocket or bag, it will become even more indispensable than your mobile phone!


What is more natural than sunlight? That light that pampers us when we are alone when we need help or to see the road ahead of us in emergencies? Or are you looking for a particular and certainly unique gift idea? One of those that will leave people speechless and with the classic expression of amazement in their eyes. Give the light of the sun, CARRY THE SUN from Landport is what you have been waiting for and you can find it in the TENOHA MILANO shop from now on!



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TOKYO TESHIGOTO celebrates the arrival in Milan

Are you ready to experience TOKYO TESHIGOTO in TENOHA MILANO with a special traditional and modern event?


TOKYO TESHIGOTO is a project that mixes the skill of the artisans of Tokyo and modern production. Surely you know how rich the traditional Japanese art that was created by Edo craftsmen is and how important it is to transmit it to the new generations. For this TENOHA Milano offers us another trip to Japan to discover the manual works of the masters called "Takumi" and Edo aesthetics. In addition to spreading the Edo aesthetics of "iki" and "inase", the Takumi are challenging new types of Tokyo crafts so that more people can get to know and experience it. You can find all TOKYO TESHIGOTO products at the TENOHA Milano shop, to touch the emotion of the Edo period with your own hands and bring it home.

TENOHA Milano obviously could not avoid celebrating this great news! Don't miss the TOKYO TESHIGOTO launch party! You will feel not only closer to the history of Japan but also enriched by something that normally you could not experience. It will be an extraordinary evening in which tradition is combined with modernity: the history of Japan enriched by the DJ set of Andrea Ratti. What are you waiting for? Do you want to spend one of those special evenings that only TENOHA Milano can organize for you?


All products will be available for purchase from TENOHA & | SHOP

When: 25 January from 18.00 to 20.00
Where: TENOHA MILAN - Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milan


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TENOHA & | SHOP: B-SIDE LABEL is finally here!

B-Side Label, the most famous stickers in the world, have arrived at TENOHA MILANO!

B-Side Label  B-Side Label

If you have been to Japan you have come back with a suitcase full of these stickers, because you could only find them there and online. Afterwards, when you got home, you filled the computers, cars and anything else with these stickers, confident that they would never come off. Yes, because they are magical stickers...

What is B-side Label?

Let's find out a little more about these magical stickers. B-Side Label was created by Japanese artists who use their flair and their art to create special and above all unique stickers in the world. In 2003, in Osaka, they began to be produced and sell to passersby on the sidewalks. Their magic begins from that moment, in which they give birth to a smile on the face of the person who buys them.

Why? Because, although they are not essential, they give a touch of happiness and depict our favourite characters, yes, exactly the ones we would like to always carry with us! The numbers to date are absolutely impressive and very different from the sales on the sidewalk, which however remains a spontaneous and very sweet start. We are talking about over 5,000 different sticker designs with 50 new ones every month. How can we not fall in love with them? Impossible.


Every time you go to Japan you spend hours in the B-Side shop choosing among the many stickers and the first desire is to take them all home. Not only are they beautiful, they are also all waterproof and covered with UV protective film. You don't have to be afraid to put them somewhere other than your PC, you can decorate everything from the car to the bicycle, from the surfboard to normal bottles of water. In fact, you can customize everything with B-Side stickers because they will not come off for any reason, at least for three good years they are insured to what you have attached them to.


For this reason, they are magical, could something beautiful and safe be defined as magical? Among other things, they are now available, for the first time in Italy, at TENOHA Milano. Yes, just TENOHA Milano, the place that allows you to experience Japan without taking the plane. You can find these B-Side label stickers right here, at your fingertips in the TENOHA Milano shop.

So what are you waiting for? Go fill your eyes, hearts and hands with these stickers and, as always, experience the magic as if you were in Japan.

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TENOHA &| TASTE: Best Hakken Returns

Who of you remembers the TENOHA MILANO Hakken Menu? Japan Italy Bridge is delighted to wish you a wonderful 2020 with great news. Now you can try again or for the first time the dishes that have been more successful from the HAKKEN Menu 1 e 2. Are you curious to know how to do it? Well, first of all, you have to come to TENOHA MILAN, the only true corner of Japan in Italy, then read below!

# 1 - From AICHI prefecture 愛知県: HITSUMABUSHI ひつまぶし風うなぎ丼


Although many said they did not like eel, it seems that this dish has conquered everyone's hearts and stomachs. I myself loved it particularly and strongly recommend you try it again and if you have never tried it. Run, you have 13 days! It is a bowl of rice with grilled eel covered with kabayaki sauce (soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar), accompanied by various dressings and broth.

Cost: 18 €
When: from 13 to 26 January

# 2 - From KANAGAWA prefecture: SUKIYAKI DON すき焼き丼


The second "heartbreaker" dish is the Sukiyaki Don. Everyone loved it and many of you were dying to eat it again. Now you can do it! Only the description will melt your soul: bowl of rice with SUKIYAKI (beef, mixed vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, tofu in Sukiyaki sauce) served with poached eggs and kobachi.

Cost: 16€
When: from 27 January to 9 February

# 3 - From OSAKA prefecture 大阪 : YAKI UDON & TAKOYAKI 焼うどんとたこ焼きのセット


And what do we have from Osaka prefecture? Another spectacular and unique dish, something that you can find either in Japan or in this corner of Japan in Milan. It is stir-fried udon with prawns and vegetables, accompanied by the famous Takoyaki.

Cost: 16€
When: from February 10th to March 1st

From January 13th to March 1st you know where you can find the perfect lunch and dinner, for you and your friends or why not, with your loved one it is also a very romantic menu! As always TENOHA MILANO likes to pamper and spoil you, so don't miss this new opportunity to feel in the land of the Rising Sun!

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2019 Kanji of the year: 令

2020 is finally here and like every year, Japan has elected the “Kanji of the year” and for 2019 the choice was very logical.

Kanji of the year

December and January always force us to do some retrospectives on the year that just passed and the choice for Kanji of the year is not less worthy.
Administered by the Kyoto-based Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, a single Japanese character is chosen by open ballot. The final choice is meant to embody a deep significance for the year as it comes to a close.

This yearly tradition is announced by Seihan Mori, the head abbot of Kyoto’s historical Kiyomizudera Temple. This is not a normal announcement, in fact, the head abbot writes the kanji with a giant calligraphy brush while standing on the temple’s balcony.

This time, 216,325 votes were cast, and the winner kanji of the year is 令 pronounced rei.

Kanji of the year

Rei means “order” (in the sense of orderly control), however, in some contexts it can also mean “beautiful”. This kanji has become famous during 2019 not just as the winner choice, but also when Reiwa, Japan’s new imperial era, was announced. The Japanese government clarified that the meaning of this new era is “beautiful harmony”

令/rei received 30,427, roughly 14% of the total votes. Considering that the Japanese language has more than 2100 regular-use kanji, this is still a very important result for any single character. Second-place was occupied by 新/shin, meaning “new,” and third-place 和/wa, which means “harmony” and is the second kanji in Reiwa.

2019 was a very important year for Japan since it marked the change in the imperial era since 1989. The selection of 令/rei isn’t much of a surprise. However, it reflects a happier mindset than the Kanji of the Year in 2018 (“disaster”), 2017 (“north,” in reference to North Korean missile launches) and 2014 (“tax,” the result of an unpopular sales tax increase that year).

Hopefully, 令和/rei will be not just a reminder of the significant changes of 2019, but also a ray of hope that more beautiful things are coming in 2020.

And with this, we want to wish a Happy New Year to all our readers, your families and loved ones. 明けましておめでとうございます。

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The New Year has a special meaning for the Japanese and they usually celebrate it with special dishes such as Osechi Ryori and we celebrate it at TENOHA MILANO.

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The New Year (O-Shogatsu) is the most traditional celebration in Japan. To celebrate in full tradition, TENOHA MILANO has prepared a special menu. For the first days of 2020 we will be able to taste Osechi Ryori (おせち料理). Do you know what it is?

Each ingredient is special because this is considered the most important meal of the year precisely because it's the one that welcomes it! Osechi Ryori are the traditional foods that are prepared on New Year's Eve. Something not only delicious, but also splendid to see! Even the eyes will enjoy this wonder before the stomach does. An assortment of colorful dishes packed together in special boxes called jubako, which looks like a bento box.


You cannot miss them or start the year without this delight for the eyes and the palate. What do you do? Are you coming for dinner, lunch or both? You can obviously try them both since Osechi Ryori will be at your disposal from January 1st to 12th!

Osechi Ryori Details




UMAMIJIRU • 豆腐と野菜の旨味汁

How Osechi Ryori is made

Salmon, tuna, octopus, ikura (salmon roe), egg omelette, lotus root and dill served with rice

Shrimp, yuan salmon, eggs, vegetable and chicken stew, kamaboko, carrots and daikon

Dashi soup with tofu and seasonal vegetables

So if you want something new, all you have to do is come to TENOHA Milano and amaze yourself and others with Osechi Ryori, surely something you can't find anywhere else! Obviously, we at Japan Italy Bridge will be there and we are looking forward to see you!


When: Lunch and dinner from January 1st to 12th
Where: TENOHA MILAN - Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milan

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G-Satellite is ready to accompany us during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

2020 is around the corner and so are the Tokyo Olympics and the G-Satellite has just been completed! But what are we talking about?


For the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic that a satellite will be orbiting the earth to celebrate the Games.
The miniature “G-SATELLITE Go to Space” satellite has finally been completed and it will be deployed into space in a special way! “Mobile Suite GUNDAM and Char’s ZAKU – two of Japan’s most popular animated characters - will accompany the G-Satellite in its journey to space before the Olympics.
This is the first initiative in history and it’s part of the Tokyo 2020 One Team Project. This project was launched in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and three companies in Fukui prefecture including toymakers from Tokyo.
The G-SATELLITE will fly into International Space Station (ISS) in March. After that, it will be released into its own earth orbit in April 2020.
The design of the satellite is based on the 3-kg “CubeSat” satellite known as TRICOM-1R, will be transported to the International Space Station by rocket and launched from there. Measuring just 10cm x 10cm x 30cm, the G-SATELLITE will orbit the earth for the duration of the Olympic Games, broadcasting images of the planet, displaying messages on its electric bulletin board and filming the animated figures.

GUNDAM and ZAKU into space with G-Satellite

In a cubicle inside the G-SATELLITE there are GUNDAM and ZAKU together with a number of small cameras installed which will record and transmit their images. There will also be an electric bulletin board which will be deployed once the satellite is in orbit.
This bulletin board will display messages about the Tokyo 2020 Games in English, French and Japanese.


The miniature GUNDAM and ZAKU figures have been produced to fit the tiny satellite. Special materials and paints have been used to manufacture the animated characters. Also, the figures undertook various tests such as vibration and impact assessments to ensure they can withstand the harsh environment of space. But this is not the end of the surprises! In fact, the eyes of the GUNDAM and ZAKU will glow on a white background in each of the colours of the five Olympic rings during the Olympic Games and three Agitos colours during the Paralympic Games and their heads will move.
Shinichi Nakasuka, professor at Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory, University of Tokyo, commented, “When I heard about this project, I wondered whether they would really go through with it. We've put satellites into orbit before, but then I thought we might be able to do something in space to help cheer on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I'm feeling a bit of pressure as the creator of the satellite for this project, but I will turn that pressure into enjoyment and do my best.”


Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi added, “The Olympics and Paralympics are a festival that will bring athletes from all over the world to Tokyo and to Japan to compete with one another. With the addition of space as a new dimension for Tokyo 2020, I hope that the Games will become an even bigger event. I am really looking forward to GUNDAM and ZAKU cheering on the athletes and the Tokyo 2020 Games from space.”

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An unusual Pokèmon appeared at Yoshinoya in Japan

A whole generation has been affected by these pocket monsters called Pkémon and now you can find them at Yoshinoya in Japan! But how is that possible?

2019 marks the 120th anniversary in the beef-bowl business for the popular chain Yoshinoya. The popular fast restaurant decided to celebrate it through an interesting partnership with the Pokémon franchise.

To catch’em all will be easy and super delicious, only 6 Pokémon available this time! From December 19th, customers across Japan will be able to order a new type of beef-bowl: The Pokémori!


The Pomémori at Yoshinoya

Available in three varieties, Gyudon, Kid’s Gyudon, and Curry Rice, all for less than 500 yen (US$5), this special menu includes a juice box and Pokémon figure.

The word “gyudon” means “beef bowl” in Japanese, so in honor of this incredible meal of Japanese cuisine something special has been arranged. You will get the chance to find six figures of Pokémon with “don” in their Japanese name.

Left to Right: Charizard (Lizardon), Groudon, Slowpoke (Yadon), Weepinbell (Utsudon), and the West/East versions of Gastrodon (Tritodon)

However, the surprises don’t end here!
We know that the Japanese culture has a strict policy when it comes to respecting the public areas. So for all good boys and girls who clean their plates, there is a special plus! It is, in fact, possible to discover one of these monsters hiding at the bottom of the bowls, which are also specially designed to resemble Pokéballs.

Unfortunately, the surprise bowls are only used for eat-in orders in Japan. However, if you order Pokémori to-go you can get specially designed containers and bags too.

Furthermore, it is possible to enjoy one of those Pokébowls in the comfort of your own home by participating in Yoshinoya’s Twitter contest. All that you need to do is photograph and tweet your receipt from either dining in or taking out a Pokémori order. Follow Yoshinoya’s Twitter account and retweet a specific contest post, you’ll be in with a chance to win one of the Pokébowls (only available in Japan).

All the Pokémons are already waiting for you at Yoshinoya. However, if you want to fully live the experience, you should check out the Yoshinoya Ebisu Station location, also known as one of the swankiest Yoshinoyas around. This location will be, in fact, redecorated in a Pokémon motif too.

Decorations are planned to stay up until 5 January, however, Pokémori itself will only last as long as supplies do. So hurry up, you really should catch’em all!!

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