Foraging Yellowfoot

Yellowfoot mushrooms (Craterellus tubaeformis) grow late into the autumn. When I went waking in a national park in Helsinki, I found so many unexpectedly. Here are some beauty shots from the forests to my kitchen counter.

Perho Töölö Proffa Facade Photo: Naomi Moriyama

Perho Learning Diary Day 1

In September 2023, I started a travel guide services professional degree program at Perho Liiketalousopisto (Culinary, Travel & Business Collage). It is a comprehensive hands-on course with a goal of becoming a certified hospitality industry guide. On this page, I keep a learning journal.

The photo of the Oiva Toikka illustrations on the Proffa facade is grainy because the weather was overcast on the first day. I will take another one on another day, and replace it with a sunny version.

NORDIC KOIVU in a basket

フィンランド北カレリア県の大自然から届ける食のシンフォニー 03

フィンランド北カレリア県のNORDIC KOIVU白樺樹液は、世界で一番清らかな地下水を吸収して育つ白樺から採集され、世界の飲料業へ提供されている。


Artek Stool 60 Sleeping Beauty

Sustainable design born 90 years ago: Stool 60

August 24, 2023 by Naomi Moriyama

Artek 2nd Cycle celebrates Stool 60’s 90th Anniversary with the “Decades” exhibition

Today’s business discussion would not be complete unless it included sustainability, but was it so 90 years ago?

Three bent wooden legs, one flat circular seat and nine nails. Stool 60 (1933) is a minimalist, functionalist, original sustainable invention that has endured in longevity and durability.

In Japan, Artek Tokyo collaborated with Paris-based Japanese architect Tsuyoshi Tane, and created “Stool 60 Sleeping Beauty,” the 90th Anniversary limited edition.

Tane buried raw birch sections from Finland in soils collected from different sites in Japan. He achieved, after numerous experiments, three different hues, yellow, black and white, as wood’s fiber absorbed the unique minerals and compounds of the soils.

These limited editions are available at Artek Tokyo only.

Naomi Moriyama Photo Elina Simonen

Press: PAPERSKY Japan Stories 日本語

May 22, 2023 著・インタビュー 唐川 靖弘

Press: PAPERSKY Japan Stories English

May 22, 2023 Interviewer and Text Yasuhiro Karakawa

Grön Dish Photo credit: Toni Kostian

Finland: 2023 Top 100 Restaurants

Viisi Tähteä (Five Star) Media Announces at the Helsinki Messukeskus during the Spring Fair
ヘルシンキ Messukeskus 展示会場『春見本市」でトップ100レストランを発表


フィンランド北カレリア県の大自然から届ける食のシンフォニー 02

KAAVI PORCINI のポルチーニはカレリア地域の森で採集されてから24時間以内に『超』乾燥し密封パッケージする。これが、鮮度、色、風味、栄養素を保つ秘訣だ。

Milja Kopsi, program leader, Mimmit Koodaa Credit: Ohjelmisto- ja e-business ry

Finland: The Power of Women in STEM 01

March 24, 2023 / Updated on March 27, 2023 Grassroots Mimmit Koodaa (Women Code) To Bring Gender Equity Your Fitness Accessory … More