The year of the Rat in Milan with Cathay Pacific

2020 is the beginning of a new decade but also the beginning of a new cycle of the lunar calendar, we have in fact entered the year of the Rat and in Milan, Cathay Pacific celebrates it as well. From 24 to 30 January, Corso Como will host a large scenography installation to celebrate a happy Year of the Rat together.

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Cathay Pacific, a Hong Kong-based airline, has strengthened its grip on the route to Japan in recent years. Here in Milan, for the second consecutive year, the airline has been celebrating this important anniversary in a truly unique and special way.

In conjunction with the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, an ambient media will enliven the city of Milan from 24 to 30 January, inviting the public to be teased by the exclusive offers from Cathay Pacific.

A large mouse-shaped scenographic installation, over 2 meters high, will be located in Corso Como at the corner with Viale Pasubio. A week of celebrations in the city, attracting the attention of adults and children of the Asian community and beyond. On this occasion, it will also be possible to discover Cathay Pacific'sl the new offers and destinations towards Asia, to fly in comfort, absolutely not to be missed!

The hashtag #DecollaColTopo will allow you to share your photos on social networks with the cute mouse signed by Cathay Pacific. We are waiting for you there!


TENOHA &| TASTE: Onigiri aperitivo at TENOHA Milano

There is something new in the city, the Onigiri aperitivo at TENOHA Milano!

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A new appointment not to miss for those who want a different aperitif, for those who want to have fun together with friends, Now every Thursday evening you know where to go!

TENOHA Milan, which usually offers you the best aperitifs in the city, has decided to try something new because renewal is important. Do you know what Onigiri are?

Already present in the 11th century, these rice balls were called tojiki and eaten in outdoor picnics. this used to be the Samurai lunch, in fact, they kept rice balls in bamboo leaves during the war. A faster food to eat, even before using chopsticks. Only from the Heian period it began to be consumed on plates and took on a rectangular shape. Later, from the Kamakura period to the late Edo they were considered a quick meal. They were nothing but rice balls with salt outside but only afterwards they began to be served with the most varied ingredients.

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After seeing the history of the Onigiri, TENOHA Milano is ready to make you relive them not only on the menu but also in a special aperitif! Tastes are many and ready to make you dream! You can choose between:

    • spinach and sesame
    • umeboshi
    • salmon
    • nikumiso
    • tuna and mayonnaise
    • katsuobushi

Ask the magnificent chef Sawayama for your favourite Onigiri and he will prepare them before your eyes with an amazing Show Cooking! Together with the Onigiri there will be a colourful and tasty buffet which you can take advantage of without stopping!

Ready for another journey through the tastes of Japan? Get on the TENOHA Milano train!

Onigiri aperitivo: details

Cost: 12 euros Onigiri + 1 drink + buffet
When: every Thursday, from 18 to 20.30
Where: & | TASTE TENOHA MILANO — Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano


Travel guide: Tokyo - Episode 04 - Breakfast in Tokyo

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this rule also applies to Tokyo! Today for the new post dedicated to our practical guides we will talk about the best places to have breakfast in Tokyo.

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The typical breakfast in Tokyo and Japan

When it comes to "breakfast", each of us has different ideas according to their habits: sweet, savory, protein.

I'm accustomed to fresh fruit and oat smoothies every morning, and I recently said to myself: "If I lived in Tokyo and wanted to try Japanese traditions, what could I eat for breakfast?"

Fortunately, even in Japan, breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day and is prepared and eaten at home. The traditional breakfast of the Rising Sun is based on the concept of ichiju-sansai (一汁三菜 = a soup, 3 dishes). The main dishes are Gohan (ご飯), a bowl of steamed rice, Shiru (汁) a bowl of soup, Okazu (おかず) the main dish and Kouno mono (香の物) a small dish of pickled seasonal vegetables.

Hatsufuji in Nihonbashi

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This is a place loved by everyone who goes to the office every morning. Hatsufuji in Nihonbash i is a restaurant where, through a simple machine, you can order a complete set of breakfast dishes between 7:00 and 11:00 in the morning.

Tsumugi in Tsukiji

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As part of the information center of the ancient Tsukiji Hongan Temple, Tsumuji offers a small shop and a spacious cafe with a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The breakfast, served until 11, offers the possibility to choose between two menus. The first choice is the traditional set which includes grilled fish, sweet and sour vegetables, tamagoyaki, rice and miso soup, muesli with rice crackers and fresh fruit.

Alternatively, the spectacular 18 Hinmoku No Asagohan which includes 18 dishes! Inspired by the teachings of the 48 great vows of Amitabha Buddha, it includes rice porridge, miso soup and 16 small seasonal dishes, such as duck with sansho pepper, konnyaku shiroae, tamagoyaki, tofu with white bean paste, yuzu and matcha jelly.

Tsukiji Sushi Sei in Marunouchi

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Walking through Tokyo station, in the GranSta Dining sector, you come across the Tsukiji Sushi Sei. Here breakfast, served from 7 to 10, includes a special dish. We are talking about tai goma (red snapper sliced with sesame) and many other variations such as braised fish with salmon bacon and ikura. Each portion is rigorously accompanied by a bowl of rice, miso soup, tamagoyaki and sweet and sour vegetables.

Shinpachi Shokudo in Shinjuku

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The morning frenzy of the Japanese can be experienced in this particular place located between the back streets of Shinjuku. Inspired by a rustic farm, the horseshoe-shaped counter guarantees fast service and tasty food. Here breakfast includes mackerel, grilled saikyo, marinated salmon and goma-aji.

Odashi Tokyo in Shinagawa

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Odashi belongs to a chain and as such offers a set menu and small ones extra additions that can be chosen from various offers. Breakfast, served between 7 and 10, includes lobster miso soup, pork and spinach in ginger soy milk broth, chicken congee, lotus root and Chinese pumpkin congee. These are all dishes to which you can add tofu, broth with pork and potatoes and saikyo miso soup.

Which of these local traditions intrigued you? Have you already found your favorite or do you know other fantastic niches to suggest? One thing is certain: breakfast in Tokyo is also an extraordinary experience!


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.

CARRY THE SUN

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!

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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!

 

Details

Official website: https://www.landport.co.jp/ , https://www.carrythesun.jp/
Socials: Official Instagram, Official Facebook
Where to buy: https://www.tenoha.it/shop/


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

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?

Details

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

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

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
https://tokyoteshigoto.tokyo/en/

More info:
https://www.tenoha.it/shop/tokyo-teshigoto/


Tokyo 2020, everything you need to know about the Olympics

The new year has finally arrived and there are only a few months to go before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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The Olympics are always a time when the whole world comes together. It is the moment when we all become experts in fencing, discus throwing and weight throwing. In the end, the whole world is like a small town, but the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are shaping up to be a breathtaking show.

All the details on Tokyo 2020

Less than a year after opening, the first official news and programs begin to come out. The opening ceremony will be held on July 24, 2020, and the closing ceremony on August 9, while the Paralympics will take place from August 25 to September 6 of the same year. You can find a complete program of all competitions on the official website.

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Where the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will take place

For this occasion, Tokyo has prepared more than 40 places and buildings around the city. The last summer games hosted in this city date back to 1964, the first Olympics in Asia. However, the capital of the rising sun has twice hosted the winter Olympics, in 1972 and 1998.

The logo

Throughout history, the checkered pattern has become very popular in several countries and for various reasons. In Japan, this formally became known as "ichimatsu moyo" in the Edo period (1603-1867). This checkered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.

Made of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of "unity in diversity". It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform for connecting the world.

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Where to find tickets for Tokyo 2020

At the moment, unfortunately, and as expected, the tickets are all sold out. However, a new wave of tickets will be available in the spring.

The new sports

As it often happens with every Olympiad, there are also new competing specialities for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Despite missing the London and Rio edition, Baseball and Softball officially entered the competition thanks to the strong popularity in Japan. Five nations will compete with the hosts for the gold medal on the diamond field.

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Together with these, we can also find Karate, climbing, surfing and skateboarding. In the same wave, basketball adds three-on-three tournaments for eight nations. Rugy seven will not be less, a variant involving only 7 players per side. In addition, golf returns after its debut in Rio.

The medals

Not to be overlooked are the medals that athletes will win during these 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. In fact, for this occasion, Tokyo has created a special project to make these Olympics a little greener. This special project, the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project, will have the task of collecting more than 80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices to be recycled throughout Japan. These will then serve to create the wonderful medals of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

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The project's website said over 6 million mobile phones from a two-year-long national donation were used.

Sport and technology together for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics are already shaping up to be spectacular, but the surprises don't end here. Japan is famous for being at the forefront of research and development in various technological fields. In fact, during the opening ceremony, Sky Canvas, with the help of the research company ALE, will illuminate the night sky. The two companies will launch "the ingredients for a shooting star" into the atmosphere using a small satellite device.
In addition, we know that fireworks are very important in Japan and for this occasion, the city plans to create its own controlled meteor shower.

Tokyo 2020 torch

But curiosities continue. Inside the Olympic village, humanoid robots will be available to provide information on nearby accommodation and attractions. However, Japan is not satisfied yet and wants to do things big. In fact, a technology that will allow holographic updates of events inside the stadium is also being developed.

Tokyo 2020 transportation

In terms of transport, Tokyo is known to be one of the most advanced and connected cities in the world. For these 2020 Olympics there will be special measures in place. In fact, to go to your hotel, you can use only one magnetic card for trains, hotel room and taxi without a driver. That's right, a driverless taxi whose road tests are already underway in Tokyo.

But the news regarding transportation in Tokyo 2020 does not end here. In fact, the city will once again introduce the fastest train in the world. Although it will not operate until 2027, Maglev will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. This train has broken all ground speed records and is capable of reaching speeds of around 600 km/h.
These futuristic trains operate thanks to the principle of magnetic levitation, allowing the trains to remain suspended on the tracks. It is the absence of friction that allows trains to reach these speeds, while continuing to comply with strict Japanese safety standards. In short, a taste of that science fiction future that until now we have only seen in movies.

Shinkansen N700s Supreme

During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics the new Shinkansen N700S series, also called Shinkansen Supreme, will debut.
Completely redesigned in a more intelligent and silent mode, this train will operate on the Tokaido Shinkansen line. Being 11 tons lighter than the previous generation, it will consume less energy and will run between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations.

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The new station of the Yamanote line

In honor of this event, the Yamanote line will also inaugurate a new station: Takanawa Gateway Station. Located between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations, the new one will offer access to Haneda Airport Monorail and the JR Keihin-Tohoku line. Designed in the eki naka style, the Takagawa Gateway station will rise on 4 floors with a public area that will host a great shield for watching the 2020 Olympic Games.

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We are very much looking forward to these Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and you?

Sources: olympic.org, mainichi.jpkyodonews.nettimelapsetokyo.com, japan-forward.com


2020, the year of the Rat

We are in 2020 and the time of the year of the rat has officially struck. Have you ever wondered why in Japan, at the stroke of each new year, the name of an animal is announced? For example "the year of the ram" or "the year of the ox" and so on?

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This custom originates from the Chinese zodiac, which unlike our tradition, is not based on the month of birth, but on the year! Therefore, each year corresponds to one of the 12 animals of the horoscope: rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, serpent, horse, ram, monkey, bird, dog and boar.

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Astrology has always fascinated everyone, even the most scepticals. 2020 is the year of the Rat, the first of the 12 signs, characterized by positivity and energy. In fact, if its influence will be that promised, this new year should see the evolution or start of new projects, promising juicy fruits for those who work hard.
In addition, famous astrologers such as Jessica Adams and Cathryn Moe say that 366 days await us in which "the union will be a strength". In this new year, nobody should face big challenges alone but join together to achieve a goal. Consequently, "sharing of power" will be one of the keywords.

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We could witness an evolutionary process on a global scale, in which people could come to understand each other and collaborate for the collective good. This would have great positive social consequences.

The rat represents that part of the darker psyche where the true "I" expresses itself. The masks that have surrounded us so far will fall. This would lead to greater compassion and understanding even towards our own Planet (just think of the fight for climate change).

New energy within us will release all its power. And you? Are you ready to face this revolution given by the year of the rat?


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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Where: TENOHA &| SHOP - https://www.tenoha.it/shop/
BSIDE LABEL Official Website: https://bside-label.com/