orchard-residence-dining Me: Neat! I love the idea of a traditional Japanese low table dining/living room, but most guests wouldn't...the table location would be locked, but you could lower it back into a floor, like on boats, if you needed floor space. Or the floor could be movable boxes, so you push them to one side. admittedly, when I've sat at those at restaurants they haven't been comfortable, mainly because kneeling put me too far from the table. Movable floor might fix that
151E tea shop, Fukuoka Japan store design Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会) is one of those Japanese phrases that is near-impossible to translate. Derived from a mix of roots like tea master Sen no Rikyo, Buddhism and also Tokugawa Shogunate politics, the term can be used to encourage one to cherish a once in a lifetime moment or – in the tradition of tea ceremonies – a cup of tea.
Koya Bar | 50 Frith Street, London W1D 4SQ - excellent Japanese brunch! Koya, London W1: A temple to the art of Japanese noodles. 49 Firth st, Soho, London, W1. 12:00-3:00, 5:30-10:30. l6.90-14.30. www.koya.co.uk