Harumi Kurihara


Cookery expert Harumi Kurihara is extremely popular with all age groups. In 2005 she became the first Japanese to win Best Cookbook of the Year (for Harumi's Japanese Cooking, right) at the 2004 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

  Harumi Kurihara

Kunio Tokuoka


Executive chef and proprietor of the Arashiyama Kitcho restaurant, Kunio Tokuoka is Kyoto°«s foremost exponent of traditional Japanese cuisine, who adds a contemporary twist to tradition. He was feted in 2004 and 2006 at Turin°«s Salone Internazionale del Gusto food and wine fair in Italy.

  NeoKunio Tokuoka

Nobu Matsuhisa


Nobu Matsuhisa is executive chef and proprietor of the Nobu, Matsuhisa and Ubon creative Japanese restaurants around the world. He pioneered the globally popular "modern Japanese" cuisine.

  Nobu Matsuhisa

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