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In part one of “Cooking Inspiration From Japanese Manga“, we briefly touched on the concept behind food manga and also looked at two well-known mangas that clearly reflect the Japanese unique food culture. Japanese food mangas go deeper than instruction manuals. Many are carefully pieced stories that provide a thread not only to Japan’s past, its values and its history, but many stories are moving portrayals of parent-child relationships and the undeniable bond that food forges with our past and…

Manga 漫画 is the Japanese word for “comics/cartoons” created in Japan, or by Japanese authors, in the Japanese language and follow the style developed in Japan. This illustrated medium interprets a broad range of genres: action, romance, science fiction, history, comedy, political commentary and others. For this post, we are going to look into the culinary genre in Food Manga, how it shapes the Japanese palette and provides a thread to Japan’s past, its value and history. Food mangas are…