Chef Akimitsu Tanihara the founder of Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu which is Tendon/Tempura restaurant located in Asakusa, Japan. The restaurant has a long history of making donburi—a rice bowl topped with seasoned vegetables or seafood—and chef Akimitsu Tanihara has extensive techniques and experience making tempura and tendon. He has mastered making traditional tendon—or tempura donburi—in bold and artistic ways.
In 2014, this profound knowledge and experience finally earned Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu the highest recognition for tempura cuisine—the "King of Tempura Bowl" gold award—in Japan’s donburi championship. From 2014-2018, the restaurant has won the 5th “All Japan Donbury Gold Medal” five consecutive times.