Food Forum


The Japanese Table presents a variety of themes regarding traditional Japanese food culture. In each volume, a specific topic such as history, customs and food groups, is explored from several different angles.

Vol. 31 Annual Events and Traditions by Yoichiro Nakamura


Winter: From Harvest to New Year

Our series featuring the traditional celebratory foods associated with Japan’s old lunar calendar concludes with this final installment, where we follow harvest-related events, Shichi-Go-San rites of passage, the winter solstice and finally, the anticipation of another New Year.

Vol. 31
Annual Events and Traditions

Vol. 30
Washoku and Health

Vol. 29
Sake in Japanese Food Culture