Tempura is a Japanese dish of battered and deep fried seafood and/or vegetables. The word tempura refers to the technique of battering and frying. However, originally the Japanese fried food without batter. Portuguese influences changed that.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
~ James Michener
April is cherry blossom time in Japan. Even though we are a little late for the peak of the season, it is a time when it seems that all of Japan is out enjoying the spectacle of the blooms. They do this by having “hanami” parties – food and drinks under a cherry tree. Of course, such an event would not be complete with its own etiquette and manners.
Sapporo is the home of one of Japan’s iconic beers. Sapporo beer is easily identified by the star on its label. The star has featured in its label since 1869. Not only is Sapporo a popular beer, it has played an important part in the economy of Hokkaido.