I was quite surprised by my affinity for the simple. The ingredients we saw were incredible. They were pristine and unadulterated. The purity and pleasure we experienced in walking through the markets in Osaka and Tokyo is captured in our pictures. We did not end up buying much because we did not have a kitchen to work from so instead we mentally cataloged, sorted, compiled and cooked.
I came to Japan with high expectations. I believed it would provide a stimulus to my mind and change the way I looked at food. I was looking for an epiphany point. What I did not expect and now realize is that the stimulus is already inside us.