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Washoku, Traditional Dietary Cultures of the Japanese, Notably for the Celebration of New Year

Language: English

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/region: Japan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Japan. Ministry of Agriculture. Forestry and Fisheries
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Rights: Japan. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2013-0086900021
Source ref.: DOC:0086900021/CAND:00869
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Japan. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries