Discovering Japan

niponica is a web magazine that introduces modern Japan to people all over the world.

2023 no. 34

Special Feature
Healthy Eating in Japan

Shojin ryori made with no meat or fish, ancient and new techniques of fermentation, creative food innovations... Japanese cuisine can not only support health, but also help to build a sustainable world.

Regions across Japan are home to heirloom vegetables that have been grown locally for centuries. Pictured here are kyoyasai, heirloom vegetables grown in Kyoto since ancient times.