Presentation on theme: "Japan Research Project Day Six. Food What is the most popular food in Japan?popular food In their daily life what is the staple food of Japanese families?"— Presentation transcript:
Food What is the most popular food in Japan?popular food In their daily life what is the staple food of Japanese families? food Where are many fish sold?sold Is there a culturally correct way that the Japanese eat?Japanese eat I need more help with eating the way the Japanese do.help with eating
The typical Japanese meal consists of a bowl of rice (gohan), a bowl of miso soup (miso shiru), pickled vegetables (tsukemono) and fish or meat. While rice is the staple food, several kinds of noodles (udon, soba and ramen) are cheap and very popular for light meals. As an island nation, the Japanese take great pride in their seafood. A wide variety of fish, squid, octopus, eel, and shellfish appear in all kinds of dishes from sushi to tempura. Rice Sticky, short-grained rice is the staple food in Japan. The cultivation of rice in paddy fields traditionally required great cooperation between villagers and this is said to have been central to the evolution of Japanese culture. Their are several thousand varieties of rice grown in Japan. Onigiri are rice balls with seafood or vegetables in the middle, usually wrapped in a piece of dried seaweed (nori). They are traditionally part of a packed lunch or picnic. Individually wrapped onigiri, usually a trianular shape, make a good snack and are available at convenience stores. Ramen Noodles Ramen is thin egg noodles which are almost always served in a hot broth flavored with shoyu or miso. This is topped with a variety of ingredients such as slices of roast pork (chashu), bean sprouts (moyashi), sweetcorn and butter. Ramen is popular throughout Japan and different regions are known for their variations on the theme. Click on the picture to return to the previous page.
Culture What is a pianica?pianica What is a Haiku?Haiku OrigamiOrigami is a game of folding paper that the children of Japan enjoy. What is one of the most favorite shapes and why do the Japanese people like it? Is Japanese theater like American theater?Japanese theater Follow the directions on the next page.
Appreciating Differences in Other Cultures In this activity, you will read about some of the customs of the Japanese People and then you will be asked to write about a custom in your culture. First, read the article about Chopstick Etiquette in Japan. Chopstick Etiquette in Japan Now, read the article about Bowing in Japan. Bowing in Japan. Next, read the article about How to Eat Sushi in Japan. How to Eat Sushi in Japan Next, read the article about How to take a Japanese Bath. How to take a Japanese Bath Next, read the article about Japanese New Year With your partner, small group, or class, discuss the similarities and differences between the Japanese Culture and your culture. Now select a tradition in your culture and describe the process in detail. Write the description so that a person from another culture would understand. Use the examples you read to give you ideas.Japanese New Year Remember how important it is to value the similarities and differences of all cultures!
Greeting What are some basic phrases I would need to know in Japanese?basic phrases How do you count to ten in Japanese?count to ten When are kimonos supposed to be worn?kimonos
This is the end of Day Six. Additional extension activities are on the remaining slides.
LittleExplorers.com 1. Look up the entry on Japan under "J." What is the capital city of Japan? ____________________________ 2. This word starts with an "I." It is the name of a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water. Japan is composed of many of these. What is this word? _________________________ 3. This word starts with an "A." It is the continent to which Japan belongs. What is it called? ____________________________________ 4. This word starts with an "S." These ancient Japanese warriors were well- known for their fierceness. What are they called? _________________________ 5. This word starts with an "O." It is the art of folding paper into beautiful shapes. What is it called? ______________________________________ 6. This word starts with an "H." It is a type of poetry whose lines follow the pattern: five syllables, seven syllables, and then five syllables. What is it called? __________________________________ 7. This word starts with a "C." This long-legged, long-necked, long-billed wading bird is often used as a symbol of Japan. What is this bird? _________________________ 8. This word starts with a "K." It is a fish (a type of carp) that is often bred in Japan and kept in ponds. What is it called? _____________________________________ 9. This word starts with a "K." It is a beautiful gown worn by some Japanese women. What is it called? _________________________________________ 10. This word starts with a "J." It is a martial art that began in Japan. What is it called? _________________________________________