Kintsugi: Embracing Imperfections with Gold
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by Misaki Chaidez
3w ago
In the realm of Japanese aesthetics, there exists a profound philosophy that finds beauty in imperfection and celebrates the journey of transformation. Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, is more than a technique—it's a testament to resilience, acceptance, and the beauty that emerges from brokenness. At Sushi Ii, guests may be treated to a dish or two with kintsugi. A restorative art form performed by Chef Ii himself. Origins of Kintsugi The origins of Kintsugi date back to the late 15th century when a shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, sent a beloved ..read more
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The History of Sushi: From Street Food to Culinary Artistry
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by Misaki Chaidez
5M ago
From its humble beginnings as a street food in ancient Japan to its status as a sophisticated culinary art form today, the evolution of sushi is a testament to the rich history and cultural significance of Japan. At Sushi Ii, we pay homage to sushi’s origins refined with modern elegance and presentation. Origins of Sushi: A Simple Street Food   The story of sushi dates back over a thousand years, with its origins rooted in Southeast Asia. The technique of preserving fish by fermenting it with rice was brought to Japan by Buddhist monks around the 8th century. Initially, the purpose ..read more
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Exploring Japanese Ingredients: Unveiling the Essence of Flavor
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by Misaki Chaidez
5M ago
  Exploring Japanese Ingredients: Unveiling the Essence of Flavor at Sushi Ii   Japanese cuisine is renowned for its delicate balance of flavors, meticulous preparation, and use of high-quality ingredients. At Sushi Ii, we believe that understanding the key ingredients of Japanese cuisine is essential to truly appreciate its depth and authenticity. From the rich umami of soy sauce to the complex depths of miso and the savory essence of dashi, Japanese cuisine is centered around the expert utilization of these ingredients. The essence of Japanese cuisine lies in centuries-long tradit ..read more
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The Art of Japanese Pottery: A Unique Blend of Tradition and Artistry
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by Misaki Chaidez
5M ago
In the realm of Japanese craftsmanship, pottery holds a prominent place, embodying the country's rich cultural heritage and aesthetic sensibilities. With a history spanning centuries, the art of Japanese pottery is a captivating journey of creativity, skill, and profound cultural significance. With over 100 types of Japanese ceramics in his collection, Chef Ii shares his deep appreciation for this ancient art form with his diners by presenting each course with a different dish from his collection. Much like the seasonality of fresh fish, Chef Ii rotates his ceramics to reflect the changing of ..read more
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