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Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year. ©UNESCO 2013
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Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year

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Washoku is a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and traditions relating to the preparation and consumption of food, and respect for natural resources. Typically seen during Japanese New Year celebrations, it takes the form of special meals and beautifully decorated dishes using fresh ingredients, each of which has a symbolic meaning. These are shared by family members or collectively among communities. The basic knowledge and skills related to Washoku are passed down in the home at shared mealtimes.


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Place/Country: Japan
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Ministry of Agriculture, producer ; Forestry and Fisheries, producer.
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