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Japan Powerpoint

  1. 1. Japan Power Point By: Braquel Campion
  2. 2. <ul><li>Sushi is one of the most famous dishes in Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>The two main types of sushi are nigiri-zushi and norimaki. </li></ul><ul><li>Norimaki has pieces of fish and/or vegetables rolled with rice </li></ul><ul><li>plates of sushi that pass in front of the customers on a conveyor belt. </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice. </li></ul>Sushi
  3. 3. <ul><li>Beer is the most popular alcohol beverage in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Open-air beer gardens are open during the summer </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking in beer gardens is a summer tradition in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Japan's $48-billion-a-year soft drink industry, second in size only to that of the U.S </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, 20 companies own 80 percent of Japan’s beverage market–with one U.S. firm alone holding 35 percent. </li></ul>Drinks in Japan
  4. 4. <ul><li>The original type of sushi was the so called nare-sushi </li></ul><ul><li>Nare-sushi was made of this gutted fish stored in fermented rice for preservation. </li></ul><ul><li>The earliest reference to sushi in Japan appeared in 718 in the set of laws called Yororitsuryo </li></ul><ul><li>Smelled like &quot;a cross between blue cheese, fish, and rice vinegar&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>The late 20th century saw sushi gaining in popularity all over the world. </li></ul>Hisotry of Sushi
  5. 5. <ul><li>Chopsticks were developed about 5,000 years ago in China </li></ul><ul><li>In Japan, chopsticks were originally considered precious and were used exclusively for religious ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>The earliest chopsticks used for eating looked like tweezers </li></ul><ul><li>they were made from one piece of bamboo that was joined at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese chopsticks differed in design from Chinese chopsticks in that they were rounded and came to a point </li></ul>Chopsticks
  6. 6. School Meals In Japan <ul><li>There are no dining rooms, only classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>The food is sent up to each classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Upon arrival every child in the class has a role to play. </li></ul><ul><li>They lay out their own individual place mat brought in from home. </li></ul><ul><li>Each child in this school aged 7 – 12 gets the same menu </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Nigiri - Small rice balls with fish, shellfish, etc. on top. </li></ul><ul><li>Gunkan - Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Norimaki - Sushi rice and seafood, etc. rolled in dried seaweed sheets. </li></ul><ul><li>Temaki - Temakizushi (literally: hand rolls) are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables. </li></ul><ul><li>Sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane </li></ul><ul><li>Sets of origami paper are sold widely in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly the cranes are assembled as 25 strings of 40 cranes each </li></ul><ul><li>A thousand paper cranes is also traditionally given as a wedding gift </li></ul><ul><li>She would make 1000 paper cranes and give it to an admired boy </li></ul>Paper Cranes
  9. 9. <ul><li>For centuries, bamboo has fascinated legions of craftspeople </li></ul><ul><li>And nowhere is bamboo used more elegantly and distinctly than in Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>bamboo motif has been used since ancient times in paintings, scrolls, pottery, and other art forms </li></ul><ul><li>pointing out that bamboo is a species of grass would have amazed many people. </li></ul><ul><li>bamboo in Japan has been and remains an important substance and an integral part of the culture. </li></ul>Bamboo
  10. 10. <ul><li>I would love to visit Japan </li></ul><ul><li>I love Sushi ! </li></ul><ul><li>I would want to learn how to use chopsticks the right way. </li></ul><ul><li>I think bamboo is very pretty looking. </li></ul><ul><li>I wouldn’t want to have the school meals though. </li></ul>Closing Slide

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