Japanese cuisine is a worldwide favorite. But how do you explain the beauty of this unique food culture? It’s hard to find a cuisine more diverse in range; whether it’s everyday home cooked meals, popular “Western” style, hearty and affordable “B-class” staples, seasonal dishes, sushi, or high-end kaiseki multicourse dinners, Japanese food encompasses all. This book reviews the basics of essential Japanese food culture, full of traditional wisdom and customs, in 101 items. It’s the perfect introduction to Japanese cuisine, giving you a glimpse into the heart and spirit of washoku.