While a few of the ingredients in The Japanese Cupboard are available at major grocery chains, particularly those with an organic or health focus, Asian grocers will carry most of them. But for one-stop shopping, you’re best to head to a Japanese specialty store for the widest variety of ingredients and most knowledgeable staff.  And bring me along, too! Bring up the Ingredients Glossary on your smartphone while shopping to refer to photos and descriptions right in the store.