Fare #10 – Kyoto


Fare explores the heart of a city through its food, community, and history. Fare introduces its readers to a single city and lets its locals do the talking: taking you down backstreets and through forgotten histories, exploring neighborhoods and local institutions, and doing more than just taste the food on offer.

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Fare Issue 10: Kyoto

Kyoto is Japan’s ancient capital and one of its spiritual centres: a city where food and faith intertwine with nature, and locals find their voices amplified by millennia of tradition.

In this issue:

  • Dive into the history of kaiseki cuisine in a centuries-old, three Michelin star tea house

  • Visit the workshop of a fourth-generation lacquer maker and activist who applies ancient techniques to wooden skateboards and bikes

  • Taste handcrafted jōgashi sweets inspired by changing seasons and the city’s imperial past

  • Meet Yoshihiro Imai, whose wood-fired kitchen centres around the Japanese concept of shime and comfort eating

  • Take a look inside daily life at the student-run Yoshida ryo, the oldest wooden dormitory in Japan

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