University of Tokyo Press

JIKIFU: A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste

Washoku, or Japanese cuisine, was registered for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages Program in 2013. Its transient beauty, with natural ingredients, refined techniques, and spatial sense, has been the object of Shinichiro Ogata’s work throughout his career. In this beautifully produced book, he demonstrates the modern, innovative, but truly traditional aesthetic of washoku, as curated for the University …

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