Welcome to Sakura Junction.

Frog webCThis is the website & blog that introduces ‘Japanese Food and Everything Else’.
Some of the dishes are traditionally Japanese with a western twist. Some also comes with recipes for you to make it at home.

Hi I’m Mutsumi,

I am the creator of Sakura Junction.
I am Japanese and have lived in London for several years. I like eating, cooking/baking, watching films, wild life, photography, gardening and creating fun beautiful things.
I am not a professionally trained chef but have loved cooking since I was a child.

On this blog I would like to introduce Japanese Sweets & home cooking with ingredients you can find in London without any difficulty. I am also a big fan of a budget cooking so anything tasty without paying a fortune is within my interest.
Hope you will find my passion for food as interesting as I do.

One of my specialties is making Japanese Sweets and I have sold some of these in occasional local market stalls. Japanese traditional sweets are so different from westerns sweets. Many of them are mainly made of beans, rice flour and sugar so that they are Free from Gluten, Dairy, Fat/Oil and Egg. Carbohydrates burns cleanly in our body unlike butter & cream with high content of Fat/Oil. Beans are thought to be a healthy food option anyway, so that overall Japanese Sweets are much healthier than pastries.

Happy Healthy Eating!!


24 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Mutsumi

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am based in Tokyo and one of my happy places is the Washoku cooking class I attend. I love the Japanese food culture and always love finding new things. I am looking forward to exploring it in depth on my day off!

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    • Thanks Leanne, I’m very happy that you found me too. It is always interesting to see your own country from a foreign person’s point of view. I look forward to visiting your blog.


  2. Hi Mutsumi! Was just introduced to your blog via Japan Can(ada) Mix. Super love Japanese food and can’t wait to go back to Japan one of these years to discover even more delights. 🙂 Til then… clearly your blog is a great substitute!

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  3. Hi Mutsumi! I’m glad you already got the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award news. I forgot, as you can see, to inform my three nominees/recognizees. I hope you get a few more new readers. As I mentioned in the award post, I think your blog topic is unique. In fact, yours is the first I’ve seen focused on Japanese sweets and I look forward to seeing what else you do here. Congrats!

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    • Thanks Hilary for your kind words. I am really overwhelmed about this nomination since I’ve just started blogging recently. But this occasion encourages me keep working on it.

      So, what I have to do is answering to those three Qs and nominate some bloggers? Am I understanding correctly? Many thanks.


      • Yup! The standard procedure is to thank the person who nominated you, answer their questions, nominate more bloggers with your own questions and pass on the love. You can also display the badge on your blog. Normally people ask closer to 10 questions. I deviated from the routine. 😀


      • Thank you for visiting me! I went to another ramen place yesterday for the first time called Ramen Setgaya, I know they have locations in Japan, they aren’t too expensive either. I’m told that it is very authentic.


  4. Hi Mutsumi, I’m happy to have stumbled upon this blog. Though I’m an Indian, Japan and its culture be it art, food or drinks, has always fascinated me. I hope we can be in touch as I plan to write more on Japanese cuisine and everything else. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  5. Hi Mustumi,

    A friend of mine, Liz from exploringcolour, recommended your blog to me! I lived in Japan for 3 years in Ehime, so we were chatting about recipes my Japanese friends and colleagues taught me. Looking at your blog is so 懐かしい ~!

    I look forward to following your blog. ☆ よろしくね^^!


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    • Hi Emma, thank you very much for following my blog. I love animals and am happy to follow your blog too. You lived in Ehime? That’s a nice place.
      I look forward to read your blog. Cheers!! 😊

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      • Hey Mutsumi!

        You’re welcome! We’re glad you enjoy our blog, too. Yes, I lived in Ehime for three years in Uwajima-shi. ❤ Uwajima and the people I met there still hold a special place in my heart. 🙂


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