I have only been to Japan once. Fall 2019. I fell in love. My plan had been to return one week per month for a while, starting Spring 2020. I live in California forty minutes from an airport with direct flights to Tokyo so this was a practical concept. Week blocks are practical for me. Needless to say, that did not happen. Lock down!
Bakeries and temples.
There are bakeries in Tokyo with breads that span a range of baking styles from tradition to the shockingly innovative. This is an example of milk bread from a bakery with a spectacular array of products. This bread was probably made with a roux. It was baked in a baking tin used for pain de mie and the American Pullman loaf.