Sub-textual Meanings of Food in Japanese Cinema

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Sub-textual Meanings of Food in Japanese Cinema

Food in cinema can communicate many things – it can symbolize cultural values, ideas, points of view, social status, ideologies and emotions. Most of the time as viewers, we understand without thinking, the symbolic meaning that a certain sign (or in this case food) has, and we soak it up like a paralyzed media sponge.

Japanese Cult Classic Film Tampopo – Food in Japanese Cinema Part 1

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Japanese Cult Classic Film Tampopo – Food in Japanese Cinema Part 1

The film ‘Tampopo’ is a Japanese food cult classic. This is not a film about stereotypical foods like sushi or sashimi that one would associate with Japan but about Ramen. Ramen is a noodle soup that could best be described as the Monkey Magic of Japanese cuisine, originating in China this widely taken for granted food has become more Japanese than wooden sandals and ninjas.

Get Ahead- A Bluefin Tuna Head – Eat Tuna Head in Japan

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Get Ahead- A Bluefin Tuna Head - Eat Tuna Head in Japan
 
A few nights ago I had the pleasure of entertaining a few loose friends from Australia who were in Nippon on route to India. So I decided to take them out for one of the last magnificent feasts in Japan before they hit the land of curry, spice and all things nice. Unbeknown to them (or me) we were about to embark on a journey that would open up a new world – the world of the bluefin tuna head.

What is Maguro – Otoro, Chutoro and Akami explained

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What is Maguro – Otoro, Chutoro and Akami explained
Last Update Apr 2017 – What is Maguro? – the answer is pretty easy actually – it is the Japanese word for Tuna (ma –goo- rhoh) – highly sought after and in the world of sashimi it is served in 3 main grades. But before we get into the meaty bits lets go on a quick journey and have a look at some great Bluefin Maguro Sashimi in Osaka, Japan.