OMOTENASHI | Warm, Genuine Hospitality

hands holding soup

FUSIAN exists to connect people through collaboration, culture, + cuisine and we strive to bring this mission to life in variety of ways, every day. This month we are focused on this connection through the Japanese philosophy of Omotenashi.

“Omotenashi” is hard to define in the Japanese culture, but it is an extremely important part of how the Japanese live and act in service to others. Loosely translated, the word lends its meaning to wholehearted + genuine hospitality. It’s a practice, a way of life, that occurs one interaction at a time. Derived from “Omote”, meaning public face – an image you wish to present to outsiders + “Nashi” literally translated to mean “nothing”. Combining them means every service is from the bottom of the heart – honest, no hiding, no pretending. Authentic.

We’re inspired to use these simple cues of genuine behavior and put them into practice… give without expectation, serve from the heart, and to simply warm your bones on these cold winter days.

Please join us this month and enjoy a warm miso soup, a simple dish we make in-house from miso (fermented soy bean), silken tofu, green onion, + wakame (a sweet-tasting seaweed). A Japanese staple dish that is served at nearly all meals.

So, in January, we’re reinforcing the spirit of Omotenashi at FUSIAN, by offering customers a complimentary miso soup with every order. This is our FUSIAN adaptation of a Japanese tradition that inspires us to continuously focus on genuine, heartfelt interactions with our customers every single day.


Haley Weber