In early April, I was invited to come to Awaji Island by one of my friends, Masayo Funakoshi, and set off the journey in a spur of the moment. Masayo is a chef, who makes people all over the world happy with her exquisite cuisine. She participated as food director in the Get Away project organized by Food Studio, held on this island. Setting off in a highway bus late at night from Tokyo, I crossed the Seto Inland Sea early the next morning.
Awaji Island is situated south of Osaka, and is a beautiful place with a relaxed island atmosphere. It is 110% self-sufficient so we were excited to explore this special place, meet the farmers and producers, and gather local ingredients for the Get Away.