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A GREAT BIG STORY MADE POSSIBLE BY ANA

ANA’s deep and profound understanding of Japan puts it in a unique position to bring new and inspiring stories about Japan to an international audience.

In partnership with CNN's Great Big Story, ANA will publish a new six part series including a TV special that will air on CNN, focused on Japanese food culture. The series is called Ichigo Ichie.

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A Spirited Journey to Kyoto’s Most Isolated Restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan.

Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short.

Visitors come as much for the celebrated food as they do for the sense of peace that this spiritual, otherworldly setting offers.

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