the turn of the 2上海会所品茶微信0th century when construction of the Chinese Eastern Ra
ilway was underway. Missing a taste of their homeland, many opened Russian restaurants.
Born to a Russian mother in a Chinese-Russian marriage, Hu, 68, grew up immersed in Russian cuisine, music and architec
ture. He still remembers the taste of the Russian food his mother and grandmother cooked for him when he was a child.
A carpenter in his teens, Hu came to the fore with a talent for architecture after he finished mi
ddle school and built farmhouses with his peers in Heilongjiang’s Baoqing county in 1968.
In 1988, Hu left Harbin for Japan, working as an architect. He set up his own architec
ure and design firm in Tokyo, with his designs appearing in Kobe, Nagasaki, Yokohama and Fukuok