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Who the heck is this dancing foreigner advertising products in Japan?

The mystery deepens once you enter this store.

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Daiso vs. Seria: Which sells the better egg white whipper? We find out【SoraKitchen】

Two major 100-yen stores go head-to-head in a thrilling time-attack race!

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The most expensive ice cream in Japan? Metallic soft serve frays the nerves of staff who make it

Sparkly soft serve gives you equally sparkly poops the next day.

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Sweet mochi beer? Yamanashi sweets maker teams up with craft brewer for Kuromitsu Black

Far Yeast Brewing takes inspiration from Shingen Mochi for a unique new craft beer.

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Grab your pantyhose and let’s make inverted eggs, a Japanese foodie favorite from the Edo period

Today in the SoraKitchen we’re trying out hand at one of the 10,000 Cooking Treasure Secrets of a samurai-era cookbook.

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Bugs for dessert? Taste-testing Japan’s wasp dumplings and locust rice crackers【Taste test】

Because we finished our wasp larvae bento, we think we’ve earned a wasp larvae dessert.

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Japan has a wild boar and venison vending machine, and here’s a great dish to make with its meat

Wild game gives us some unique ingredients to experiment with in the SoraKitchen.

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Frozen Japanese sake: A fantastic way to make easy summer cocktails

Sparkling sake becomes slushie sake this summer.

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Japan’s northernmost brewery on the mainland is…a temple?!?

The holiest craft beer in the country.

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Eating sushi…from a vending machine? We try Toyama Prefecture’s local delicacy, masuzushi

Our reporter’s unfortunate blunder actually turns out for the best as she discovers a hidden surprise!

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Our 30-something reporter coordinates a cheap outfit from a popular teen fashion shop

Can our adult reporter relive her teenage years through fashion?

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We visit a train station in historical ninja town, see ninja trick art, and become ninjas ourselves

Koka City was once home to the legendary Koga Ninja Clan, and the local station pays homage with some fun trick art! 

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How does the 100-yen “Scoon” match up against the celebrated 2,000-yen Sugakiya Ramen Fork?

High-performance spork action.

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Wasp larvae bento: a traditional delicacy in the Japanese mountains

A local specialty best eaten with a side of courage.

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We find what looks like an alien species at a fish market so of course we make sashimi out of it

Because the weirdest-looking fish make the tastiest sushi, in our experience!

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We hunt for Dom Pérignon in these wine fukubukuro lucky bag boxes from Kaldi

No matter what comes out of the lucky boxes, it’s sure to be a wine-derful day!

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