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.
Traditional Dishes throughout Japan
Below is a list of Washoku that can be enjoyed in the different regions of Japan.
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization