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. 32 Japanese Noodles by Ayao Okumura



Noodles are one of Japan’s most popular foods, and Japanese cuisine is renowned for its diverse types of noodles, each with its own complex heritage and unique traditions. In this new series, Food Forum takes a closer look at the delicious world of Japanese noodles, beginning with somen.

Vol. 31
Annual Events and Traditions

Vol. 30
Washoku and Health

Vol. 29
Sake in Japanese Food Culture