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Washoku, Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Intangible Cultural Heritage

These days, Washoku, also known as Japanese cuisine, is becoming popular world-wide. There are many factors why people from around the world enjoy Washoku. Not only is Washoku delicious, healthy, and  high in quality, but it also has a deep relation with traditional holidays such as New Years and festivals as well. Seasonal ingredients, also known as Shun, are used in the cuisine and is also presented to us in an artistic way where people can enjoy both the taste and the display of food.

In December 2013, Washoku was designated as the UNESCO World Intangible World Heritage. Below are links where you can find out more about Washoku. 
MAFF (English)  
   http://www.maff.go.jp/e/maffud/2013/no762.html
UNESCO (English)  
   http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00869

Traditional Dishes throughout Japan

 Below is a list of Washoku that can be enjoyed in the different regions of Japan.

Map of Japan



Hokkaido

Tohoku


Kanto


Chubu/Tokai

Hokuriku

Kansai


Chugoku


Shikoku


Kyushu

Source: Japan National Tourism Organization





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