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. 34  No.1 Japanese Feasts for Special Occasions  by Ayako Ehara


Notable Nineteenth-Century Banquets

In our new series for 2020, Food Forum takes an in-depth look at the distinctive foods served at celebratory and ceremonial occasions, and the manner in which they are presented. In this first installment, we introduce a few of Japan’s more memorable historical banquets.

Vol. 33
Japanese Tea

Vol. 32
Japanese Noodles

Vol. 31
Annual Events and Traditions

Vol. 30
Washoku and Health