250 officials from more than 142 countries and regions, as well as eight international organizations, are gathering this week to announce their participation in the upcoming 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo
. And as Autumnal weather creeps in, fish from Yamato Raku
in Shinjuku makes the experience of food like kaki
(oyster) katsuo tataki
(slices of raw seared bonito) age-ginnan
seeds that grow from the ginkyo
tree) and sanma-no-kama-meshi
(a hot pot of rice and whole mackerel) all the more memorable.