Food and Drink Japan


img12197256Relating to Japanese food which became an intangible national heritage, there is a lot of seasoning which match with rice such as plum, natto.  However, many of us had been having Furikake since childhood.  Furikake is Japanese dry seasoning powder which was produced only for with rice.  Now many countries eat rice as main dish, but they often have rice with something wet like source.  As the history of Furikake, Furikake of powdered fish bone was first produced by a pharmacist for people who lacked of calcium.  Then, it was processed with sesames or seaweed to make this product easier to eat.  Now, Furikake has 1200 kinds in Japan, and has still loved by Japanese.  I would say Furikake is the best partner with rice for Japanese.