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Food of Japan

FOOD 2016 30 minutes Episode(s): 12 english Japanese
Following the success of "Beauty of Japan", "Food of Japan" not only introduces the regional delicacies of Japan but also attempts to uncover the secrets of the unique food cultures from local experts. In this series, we learn everything from the secret to achieving the number one strawberry production in Japan to details about the traditional sweets of a samurai town.

List of episodes in this season of the 'Food of Japan' series:
  1. Strawberry Fields (Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture)
  2. Fugu (Blowfish) (Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture)
  3. Kinmedai Fish (Inatori City, Shizuoka Prefecture)
  4. Wagashi Sweets from Samurai Town (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.)
  5. Fine Cuisine of Ryotei Restaurants (Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture)
  6. 'Akagyu Beef' from Aso (Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
  7. Kyoyasai: Kyoto Vegetables (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
  8. Decorated Festivity Dish: Kamaboko Surimi (Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture)
  9. Miso Ramen (Soup Noodle) (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)
  10. Barazushi (Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture)
  11. 'Ebi Senbei': Shrimp Crackers (Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture)
  12. Hospitality in the Air (Narita City, Chiba Prefecture)
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