By Shunichi Kanda

Do You Know These Kinds of Ramen?

When visitors come to Japan, almost of them want to eat ramen. It is no exaggeration to say that Ramen is a part of new Japanese culture. Ramen history Do you know when and where Japanese ramen was born? In the Edo Period, one confucian visited Japan. His name was Zyu Zyiyu. That time, he…

Interesting History about Nabe, Japanese hot pot.

Nabe History Every winter, most of Japanese people eat something in “Nabe(=鍋)” In Japan there are many kind of Nabe per location. And Nabe have long history Since earthenware era. Nabe story date back to Earthenware, which was 206. AC. That period could see the clay figure and tumulus. In addition earthenware also showed up.Earthenware…

The Japanese Umbrella history

Do you know Wa-gasa? Wagasa is Japanese traditional things. When wagasa first emerged? Wagasa dates back in “Heian era”, it was very popular among Hujiwara clan, the most prosperity era for Fujiwara clan. That time Wagasa was used to protect aristocrats from sun and evil spirits. So not used as protection from the rain. The…