Chances are, before Japan, you may not have heard of The Moomins. A Finnish children’s book series-turned-TV-cartoon, Moomin is based on the adventures of a family which resembles animated hippopotamuses and is wildly popular here.
I have dined in luxurious restaurants and exotic tiny local eateries around the world, yet when it comes to naming the most memorable meal of my life there is only one that comes to mind – our family dinners on New Year’s Eve at my grandfather’s house back in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Spending for the Thanksgiving meal can quickly spiral out of control. By shopping the commissary, military members can save money on this one meal and help manage their budgets for the rest of the holidays.
There are handful prominent soba noodle shops in Shuzenji, such as Bokunenjin, Yamabiko and Zenpuutei Nanaban. They are, however, always crowded with tourists on weekends and throughout the autumn leaves season.