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Honko sama - Appreciation of Harvest
Nanto city, Toyama Pref.

FOOD 2016 25 minutes Episode(s): 12 english Japanese
Honko is one of Jodo Shinshu's Buddhist events that commemorate the virtue of its founder, the Monk Shinran. The event is called differently depending on the region: in Toyama, it's called 'Honko sama'. It's a special event for household devotion. After the ceremony given by a local monk, special dishes are served to the guests in Urushi lacquered bowls; cooked vegetables, vegetable soup together with Sake. Honko sama special meal has a full appreciation of ancestors and harvest. The documentary depicts the dishes and the people who are sharing them with their hearts.

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