Meshiagare! Flavors of Japan

Discover Japan's unique dishes, its foodie culture, its diverse landscape of ingredients, and the makers behind it all

In collaboration with Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
and 19 more collections

Discover more about the history and culture of Japanese food

The traditions and their evolution

In 1908, Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda discovered that there was a fifth taste called umami

Discover more about the unique taste of Japanese dishes

The unique flavors of sushi, bento, udon and more

Discover more about the ingredients at the heart of Japanese cuisine

The building blocks of Japanese food and where they come from

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