Falling Leaves – A true story by Yoshida Akihito

Falling Leaves – A true story by Yoshida Akihito

When I go to see a photo exhibition I usually go through the venue first and then I come back and read the introductory statement which usually is printed on the wall at the entrance. Exactly as when I read a book and, only at the very end, I turn back to read the preface. [...]

L’Animo Puro di Yayoi Kusama in Mostra a Tokyo

L’Animo Puro di Yayoi Kusama in Mostra a Tokyo

‘All About Love’. Il titolo di quest’opera di Kusama Yayoi potrebbe essere preso come emblema dell’intera personale “MY ETERNAL SOUL” – in mostra al Tokyo National Art Center fino al 22 Maggio 2017. Possiamo dire infatti che le opere della famosa artista giapponese siano interamente basate sull’amore sconfinato per l’arte che da sempre l’accompagna. Entrando [...]

Alice’s Teatime by Yayoi Kusama

Alice’s Teatime by Yayoi Kusama

After reading Io non bevo tè, il tè sono io: il tea time con Salvador Dalí    by  @primainfusione (check it out on Tumblr or click here), Yayoi Kusama’s book of Alice in Wonderland, with her crazy illustrations, came again to my mind …   So Alice’s teatime seems to be a real cult in the Art Word…the imaginary [...]

Mrs. WAKOCHA: the charm of black Japanese tea

Mrs. WAKOCHA: the charm of black Japanese tea

The story of the Black Japanese tea, called Wakocha,  is quite recent respect of the “traditional Japanese green teas” we are used to (such as the well known Sencha, Bancha, Kukicha…). In Japan, the development of Black Tea method started after World War II in Japan, and this manufacture has taken inspiration from the Chinese way of [...]

The Beauty of a Flower by Mark Vassallo

The Beauty of a Flower by Mark Vassallo

“Come, see the true Flowers On this pained world.” (Matsuo Bashō) Our conversation started discussing about tea… Checking out the menu of a small lounge-bar in Tokyo, Mark revealed me that he is a true tea-lover and, on the top of the traditional Japanese sencha, he loves the rare Chinese Jasmin Pearls… well, as a [...]

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience by il Bollitore

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience by il Bollitore

I was totally unexpected Incredible magic And so true! Yesterday, a sunny early march Sunday afternoon, my Japanese friend Akari invited me to have a tea in Omotesando, Tokyo’s city center. As for me it’s always teatime, I’ve accepted but, considering the central area covered by flagship stores of international fashion brands, I did not [...]

Smoky Madame Amaretti Kisses

Smoky Madame Amaretti Kisses

Have you every been kissed by a charming woman who’s smoking? Somebody really gorgeous like Audrey Hepburn or Sofia Loren? Well, I can ensure you that the it would be a mix of sweet and bitter taste, exactly like our ‘Smoky Madame Kisses‘ are! Not Only Coffee #IlBollitore I’ve decided to rename this recipe “Smoking Madame [...]

1899 – GREEN TEA RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE

1899 – GREEN TEA RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE

I get off at “Ocha-no-mizu station” in Tokyo asking myself if that’s a coincidence of if the owner of the GREEN RESTAURANT 1899 did it on purpose: in fact cha-no-mizu in Japanese means “water for the tea”. Ah! I walk toward the restaurant in a sunny Saturday noon, it’s almost 1 pm and my mouth’s [...]

Marimekko Exhibition in Tokyo

Marimekko Exhibition in Tokyo

On my way to MARIMEKKO’s exhibition at one of the most famous museum of contemporary art in Tokyo – the Bunkamura in Shibuya area – I was wondering why this design-brand is so famous in Japan, dedicating to it two months exhibition in the major art spot of Tokyo. After having seen the exhibition I’ve [...]

Tucci – Tea Cocktails Master

Tucci – Tea Cocktails Master

Nella categoria chefs di OraZero rientrano sommelier, cuochi a domicilio, amanti dei fornelli, professionisti e…Tea Cocktails Masters! Proprio così, con Tucci OraZero vi svela i segreti alchemici contnuti nelle pozioni di spezie e tè provenienti da tutto il mondo. Chi è Tucci? Potremmo definirlo un Alchimista del gusto, anche se lui si definisce come il “piccolo chimico [...]

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