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The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine

Learn all about Japanese cuisine and hospitality in Savor Japan's in-depth videos.
The more you know, the more interesting it becomes.

Taste of SAKURA - The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.1
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Taste of SAKURA
The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.1
Shunsai Oguraya

Decorating Simplicity - The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.2
3:03

Decorating Simplicity
The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.2
Shunsai Oguraya

Rotary Cutting - The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.3
2:07

Rotary Cutting
The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.3
Shunsai Oguraya

Seasoning of Spring - The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.4
3:50

Seasoning of Spring
The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.4
Shunsai Oguraya

Restaurant or Museum? - The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.5
2:16

Restaurant or Museum?
The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.5
Shunsai Oguraya

Saving the Fragrance - The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.6
2:52

Saving the Fragrance
The Deep Insights into Japanese Cuisine Vol.6
Japanese Cuisine Wakyo

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Japanese Dining Etiquette

Polish your Japanese table manners with tutoring from experts.
Impress your friends with your knowledge and skills.

Kaiseki (course menu)
07.15.2016
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Kaiseki (course menu)
Ginza Koju
Toru Okuda

Kaiseki (course menu)
07.15.2016
3:19
Culture & History

Kaiseki (course menu)
Ginza Koju
Toru Okuda

Kaiseki (course menu)
07.15.2016
4:33
The Skill

Kaiseki (course menu)
Ginza Koju
Toru Okuda

Okonomiyaki
07.15.2016
3:16
How to eat

Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki Kiji Shinagawa
Eri Nakagawa

Okonomiyaki
07.15.2016
3:11
Culture & History

Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki Kiji Shinagawa
Eri Nakagawa

Okonomiyaki
07.15.2016
3:09
The Skill

Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki Kiji Shinagawa
Eri Nakagawa

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Chef directory

Finding an excellent chef with tastes that match your own is essential to fully enjoying your dining experience in Japan. Why not compare the backgrounds and philosophies of many of Japan's finest chefs in interviews presented by Savor Japan.

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Great things come in pairs - of clamshells
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Great things come in pairs - of clamshells

Tender hamaguri clams redolent of wide-ranging coastal waters spawn from May to October, and are most delectable from February to April. As customary treats for Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival celebrating girls' growth every March 3), they give celebrants fine reasons to feel lucky. Served in soup at wedding parties, hamaguri are eternal symbols of fufu wago (marital harmony) for couples that hope to be as naturally compatible as the pair of shells that contain their distinctive delicacy.

Crunchy chrysanthemum greens for a fresh sense of spring
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Crunchy chrysanthemum greens for a fresh sense of spring

Whoever invented the Chinese character for both 'spring' and 'chrysanthemum' likely considered those subjects inseparable after experiencing the delightful smell and taste of fresh shungiku chrysanthemum greens blooming as the weather warmed. Now, various kinds of shungiku grow from November to March in Japan, lending fresh crunch and astringent taste to sukiyaki, fugu (blowfish) nabe and other hot pot dishes, stir fries, fresh salads and tempura.

Creamy, delectable Hakkinton pork* more precious than platinum
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Creamy, delectable Hakkinton pork* more precious than platinum

What makes Hakkinton (or platinum) pork one of the finest breeds of pork? Pigs carefully bred and raised on sprawling farms in the natural environs of the Ouu mountain valley in the town of Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture. A diet rich in minerals and spring water. Beautiful marbling for buttery soft, smooth texture. Delectably fragrant, mildly sweet flavor. No wonder seasoned gourmets around the world love it for tonkatsu deep-fried cutlets, shabu shabu hot pots, roast pork and other meaty dishes.
* A product of Takagen Seibaku Co., Ltd.

Gather around the hori-kotatsu in true Japanese style to explore seasonal dishes and sake.
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Gather around the hori-kotatsu in true Japanese style to explore seasonal dishes and sake.

Comfortably savor seasonal cuisine and its perfect match, Japanese Sake (rice wine), around a low table with deep leg space (hori-kotatsu).

Dine like a gourmet on fresh Japanese spring vegetables only available in Japan.
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Dine like a gourmet on fresh Japanese spring vegetables only available in Japan.

Fragrant early spring Japanese vegetables sprout vivid green and are rich in nutrition as well as tasty. Start with the distinctive aroma and texture of udo (aralia cordata). Move on to nanohana (field mustard), symbolic of spring's awakening. And don't forget sweet, tender spring cabbage...

Savor the catch of the season - Japan's quintessential seafood.
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Savor the catch of the season - Japan's quintessential seafood.

In Japan, they say, "those who eat seasonally live well and long". Early spring catches include cod with pale-as-snow flesh and a delicate flavor in nabe (hot pot) dishes, Sayori (halfbeak) perfect for tempura (deep fried), and Hobo (sea robin) salted and grilled or sliced as sashimi.

Japanese food glossary

Japanese enjoy foods in season.
Learn about the seasonality of Japanese ingredients.

Japanese food glossary

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