Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese,…Japan
Representative List 2013
EN: "Rice cake pounding (Mochi-tsuki)" Children learn how to pound rice cake with local community members
EN: "Various fishes dealt in a fish market" A corner of a fish market dealilng various nature-gifted gathered from inshore sea. These fishes are one of the basis of local dietary culture.
EN: "Traditional vegetables dealt in a greengrocer's" Displayed various traditional vegetables indispensable to local dietary culture
EN: "Well-balanced and healthy Washoku diet" Washoku diet composed of rice, miso soup, several dishes of fish, vegetables and pickles
EN: "Safeguarding measure of a grassroots group". Children learn about how to filet fishes, and taking them with appreciation for their lives.
EN: "Shoku-iku movement". Traditional local specialties are served in school lunch to give opportunity to experience traditional dietary culture.
EN: Washoku in New Year's celebrations: a family shares special meals for New Year's celebrations to celebrate incoming year.
EN: Washoku in daily life: a family is saying 'itadaki-masu (I am grateful accepting)' before washoku meal at home.
EN: Washoku in community: community members share traditional meals together and foster their cohesion.
EN: Shoku-iku in community: mothers and children learn skills and knowledge of Washoku such as how-to-cook traditional meals at community center.