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Decorating & Design

Shops We Love: Itsumo Brings Japanese Tradition To Vancouver

“I try to be that small, invisible bridge between Japan and Canada,” says owner Natsumi Akatsuka.


Fluffy Japanese-Style Pancakes

To make these pancakes, you’ll need four 3-inch x 1 3⁄4-inch metal ring moulds, which can be found in kitchen and restaurant supply stores. You’ll also need a nonstick pan with a domed lid.


Learn How To Cook Japanese At Home With This Cookbook!

The precision and intricacies of Japanese cooking make it an intimidating cuisine to attempt at home. Kimiko Barber’s new book demystifies all that, making Japanese food approachable and accessible. She puts ingredients into context by weaving the country’s culinary history throughout the book, while covering everything you need to know about slicing…


Tuna & Arugula On Soba

Try this recipe for Tuna & Arugula On Soba from the cookbook Cook Japanese At Home. This tasty noodle salad couldn’t be easier to make — the only cooking involved is preparing the noodles. The rest is just a simple assembly job. The All-Purpose Noodle Sauce doubles up…

Decorating & Design

Muji Toronto: Our Editors’ Favourite Finds

Morgan Michener blogs about the Japanese store.


Serene Bathroom

Dark colours add drama to a small space.

Decorating & Design

The Aga Khan Museum

Toronto’s newest cultural centre opens its doors.

Design News

Oki Sato’s Inspiration

Learn about the Canadian-Japanese designer's work.


Japanese Chilled Tofu Recipe

A classic Japanese summer dish.

Decorating & Design

George Nakashima’s Furniture

Matthew Hague on a mid-century modern favourite.

Home Tours

Martha Sturdy’s Vancouver Home

Tour the designer's modern space.


Pork Chops With Yuzu-Miso Marinade Recipe

Asian-inspired barbecue fare.


Ginger-Garlic Half Chicken Recipe

Asian-spiced chicken on the barbecue.


Filet Mignon With Ume Gyu Dare Recipe

Grilled tender beef.


Baby Bok Choy Grows Up

A healthy Asian side dish.