Local Heroes

Local Heroes: Rios Bakery & Cafe, Ashiya

Local Heroes: Rios Bakery & Cafe, Ashiya

One thing I particularly love about Japan is the amount of small, self-owned, mom and pop and family-run small business there are – everywhere you go. Whether it is in the middle of Tokyo, or in the wilds of Hokkaido, there are modest, but beautiful sake breweries, cafes, clothes shops, tofu producers, second hand records stores, electrical shops, etc. The fact that Japan has officially been in recession for the last couple of decades still…

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