MARU

Tokyo, Japan

Apr 2015

The chaotic rhythm of a late Aoyama afternoon disappears as soon as you cross the threshold of Maru restaurant. You just have to go down a few steps to enter a different Japan – secluded, intimate, ceremonious – suspended between tradition and modernity. Like in a present-day izakaya (a typical Japanese inn), the main feature is a long counter. Behind it, chefs celebrate the ritual of modern Japanese cuisine with a dance of precise gestures and harmonious skill. The dishes of the kaiseki “Kyoto style” menu follow one another in all their beauty.

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Thanks to Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Words Laura Taccari

Translation Alessia Andriolo

 

 

 

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