The bento box is a Japanese tradition with roots that date back close to 1,000 years. With so many opportunities for creativity and originality, it's no wonder this versatile lunch box has become so popular today!
One of Japan's three major holiday seasons, August features two important cultural traditions: Hassaku No Iwai and Obon. The former is born from agricultural heritage, and the latter, Buddhist rituals.
July brings two significant holidays to Japan: Tanabata and Doyo No Ushi No Hi. One celebrates the fated reunion of two stars, while the other has less epic origins—but equally delicious food traditions.
There are many different Japanese dining etiquette rules to follow if you ever wish to have an authentic Japanese dining experience. Learning Japanese dining etiquette enhances the meal and shows great respect for your hosts.
Kobe beef, Wagyu and all the information you need to know when looking Japanese beef in America. Includes buying tips and methods to guarantee authenticity.
The next time you feel yourself coming down with something this fall or winter, consider a hot cup of tamagozake to ease the discomfort. Rooted in a rich Japanese tradition, it just might help you feel better.
Washoku is a cultural landmark of Japan, from its traditional tastes to its respectful ceremony. Whether you go out to eat or try some new cooking techniques, washoku can be enjoyed with friends and family wherever you are.
No matter how you choose to celebrate it, Tsukimi or Jyugoya is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the moon in all her glory. Enjoy some delicious Japanese dishes as you pay tribute to the beautiful autumn harvest.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The Japanese breakfast is a combination of healthy foods that make a complete meal, and delivers a large dose of healthy vitamins and minerals that provide a great deal of health benefits.
The traditions that surround Japanese food and dining culture have been fading as Western traditions become popular. However, from seating styles to classic cuisine, there are many ways to preserve this rich cultural history.