Japan, the island kingdom of temples, shrines, and teahouses, also has the most modern electronics industry in the world. Japanese cuisine also offers many contrasts. Even though fast food outlets now abound in Japan, its culinary culture is still dominated by ancient traditions. Now two expert Japanese chefs take you on a journey through this fascinating land and its rich cooking traditions. An abundance of authentic and original recipes are provided with detailed, step-by-step instructions. Gorgeous, full-color photos illustrate not only the recipes, but also the chapters on the people, festivals, and regional life. Recipe variations and drink suggestions are included, as well as instruction in planning a complete menu.