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Gil is multi-talented. He’s a writer, editor and online content expert. He’s the author of the book “Being Japanese American”

Being Japanese American book authored by Gil Asakawa

Besides his current main blog page "Nikkei View", Gil has contributed to numerous publications. Examples are AARP, Discover Nikkei, The Denver Post, The Huffington Post, just to name a few.

Nikkei View blog page by Gil Asakawa
Gil Asakawa

Although he’s been a writer and editor all his career, Gil’s educational background is art. He has a BFA in painting. You can appreciate his paintings and photographs in WELCOME TO THE GILLERY.

Suburban Sunset is inspired by a fiery sunset over suburban Denver.
Rancho de Taos Church in Mexico by Gil Asakawa

Gil plays the guitar, too. You can enjoy his play in his YouTube channel:

Gil Asakawa

guitar playing
Singing and Guitar playing in concert

Surprisingly, Gil is even more gifted. He’s a serious home cook. And that’s why Gil is using Syosaku Gyuto and Nakiri knives and Urushi Glass Plates.

Nakiri Knife (Vegetable knife) used in cutting vegetables
Santoku Knife with green Onions

Here are Syosaku products Gil is currently enjoying.




FEATURED  PRODUCTS:

Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan

SYOSAKU JAPANESE VEGETABLE KNIFE VG-1 GOLD STAINLESS STEEL MAHOGANY HANDLE, NAKIRI 6.3-INCH (160MM)

Honestly, my sharp Japanese Nakiri knife makes slicing vegetables downright fun. @syosakujapan

Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Multi Purpose Chef Knife Damascus ZA18 69 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Santoku 7-inch (180mm) - Syosaku-Japan

SYOSAKU JAPANESE MULTI PURPOSE CHEF KNIFE DAMASCUS ZA18 69 LAYER OCTAGONAL WALNUT HANDLE, SANTOKU 7-INCH (180MM)

Sliced nice and clean with my @syosakujapan Santoku knife.

Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Jet Black with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan

SYOSAKU JAPANESE URUSHI GLASS CHARGER PLATE 13.9-INCH (35CM) JET BLACK WITH GOLD LEAF, DISHWASHER SAFE

The one and only glamorous Jet Black color with incredible depth is beyond comparison. The gorgeous gold leaf painting is handmade one by one by Japanese traditional Urushi artists. This is a glass plate like no other. It brightens up your table, bringing excitement even before the food is served. Share the enjoyment with your guests and loved ones.

Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Urushi Glass Charger Plate 13.9-inch (35cm) Vermilion with Gold Leaf, Dishwasher Safe - Syosaku-Japan

SYOSAKU JAPANESE URUSHI GLASS CHARGER PLATE 13.9-INCH (35CM) VERMILION WITH GOLD LEAF, DISHWASHER SAFE

Unlike china and porcelain, the vivid clearness unique to the combination of the Urushi color and the super transparent glass stands out. It adds visual enjoyment to your dining. You can also display it with a stand for ornamental purposes as a decorative plate. It brings sophisticated picturesque experience to your everyday life. Impress your guests with its stunning beauty.