A visit to Kanaya with soba maker Toshiya Kotorii

Just fresh off the plane from Japan, I am feeling really inspired to share lots of bits from the trip. We were scouting for new guidebooks in Tokyo and Kyoto that will be coming soon. Also managed to squeeze in a little trip to visit a friend Toshi in beautiful Kanaya, Chiba. Here are a couple pics from there! Stay tuned for more about the trip!

In October he was here in Healdsburg with the good folks at SHED teaching about soba.

We were lucky to stay with him in his amazing house perched about Tokyo Bay. Chiba is the prefecture next to Tokyo and even though it's only an hour from the city it feels like you are somewhere completely different. I can't wait to share more about all the incredible things there.