All things Japanese in Singapore

Sate your longing for Japan by immersing yourself in its traditional culture, cuisine and fashion in Singapore

The writer (far left) learns proper Japanese tea ceremony etiquette from Ms Yasuko Norris (left), a tea ceremony teacher and kimono dresser. (Clockwise from above) Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore is situated within a quaint Japanese garden; a katsu d
The writer (left) learns proper Japanese tea ceremony etiquette from Ms Yasuko Norris (right), a tea ceremony teacher and kimono dresser.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Japan is a country of contradictions.

Skyscrapers tower over the century-old garden with traditional Japanese structures from the Edo period. The most nondescript office building houses a world-famous sushi restaurant. Even in rural areas that are barely lit after nightfall, you can find public restrooms with high-tech toilet seats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2020, with the headline 'All things Japanese in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe