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Food Culture and Nature

Great variety in regional cuisine has been treasured by local residents and passed down as part of daily life, featuring ingredients that grow and flourish in each distinctive natural environment of the Japanese archipelago. Japan’s food culture showcases the beauty of nature and the shifting flavors and tastes of the four seasons, and it has been sustained by the close relationship between food and annual celebrations and other events in each part of the country. The programs include exhibits introducing food culture as it is nurtured in the local ethos of different regions and opportunities for special food-related experiences.
High-resolution video and photographic displays will introduce the changing panoramas of Japan’s four seasons, along with appreciations from the cultural, artistic, as well as scientific points of view.