That familiar nip in the air means winter is soon approaching. Sunny days will still fall upon the Pacific Ocean side, but gray snow-laden clouds will bear down on the Sea of Japan with heavy storms and precipitation. And yet, the fruits of the sea will become firmer and even more delicious. At Wakuden, crab and amberjack tuna (buri) from the Sea of Japan will rendezvous with wild game from the mountains, along with seasonal vegetables whose flavor has been enriched by frost-covered mornings. The wintry atmospheric pattern—high pressure in the west and low pressure in the east—brings delicious tidings from the north.