I came to Japan in 2008 and moved to Jinsekikogen in Hiroshima Prefecture.

My first impression of Japan was this tiny village in the middle of mountains where my house was surrounded by rice fields and bamboo forest.

This is view from my kitchen on a foggy morning.

I spend most of my time now in Kurashiki in the prefecture of Okayama, but I often travel around Japan and sometime Asia.

I hope you will enjoy this gastronomic journey.

Luc Gougeon   





5 thoughts on “About

  1. gt

    Very nicely written. Please share some of your early experiences, how you adapted,what you cooked & ate. Any photographs ofyour home and countryside? We should love to learn more about those fantastic fruit & vegetables, their seaons, and especially, the people who grow them [if you have befriended any].

    Thanks. Be well.

    A waka for the autumn:

    Kokoro naki

    Mi ni mo no aware wa

    Shirare keri

    Shigi tatsu sawa no

    Aki no yu_gure.

  2. Lutz Dittmann & Family (8 Berlioz)

    Dear Luc,
    the earthquake this week made us wonder whether it affected you at all and we started searching for you on the Internet. This blog must be yours?! We hope you are safe and well. Your blog is quite interesting (we love Japanese food a lot!) and we will try to read it on a regular basis.

    Best regards
    The Dittmann Family (your ex-neighbors on Berlioz)


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