Nikkei Chronicles #6: Itadakimasu 2!: Another Taste of Nikkei Culture

In response to popular demand, we are bringing back Nikkei Chronicles’ most popular and beloved theme: food! Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture will revisit the role of food in Nikkei culture, the subject of the first Nikkei Chronicles in 2012.

We invite you to share your personal stories and essays, memoirs, academic papers, restaurant reviews, and other prose works that share your perspectives, experiences, and/or research on food.

How does the food you eat express your identity? How does food help to connect your community and bring people together? What kinds of recipes have been passed down from generation to generation in your family?

Thanks to everyone who submitted their stories for Itadakimasu 2! Our Nima-kai selected their favorites by awarding “stars” to the stories they liked. Voting is now closed. We’ll announce the favorite stories by Editorial Committees on November 20!

Read the Itadakimasu 2! stories >>

For more information, visit 5dn.org/itadakimasu2.


Check out these other Nikkei Chronicles series:

#1: ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture 
#2: Nikkei+ ~ Stories of Mixed Language, Traditions, Generations & Race ~ 
#3: Nikkei Names: Taro, John, Juan, João? 
#4: Nikkei Family: Memories, Traditions, and Values 
#5: Nikkei-go: The Language of Family, Community, and Culture 

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Sata andagi, como el de mi mamá...ninguno

Sata andagi, podríamos definirlo como bollos de masa dulce frita, donas o rosquillas, forma parte de la comida okinawense y para nosotros representa la transmisión de generación en generación de parte de las costumbres de nuestros abuelos. 

Mi recuerdo del Sata andagi viene desde pequeño, en mi casa le decíamos sata tempura, tempura redondo, bolitas, de tantas formas le llamábamos. Siempre estaba presente en cumpleaños, oshogatsu (año nuevo japonés) y toda reunión social; en mi mente veo la imagen de mi mamá friendo los sata andagi, con un poco ...

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A influência da culinária japonesa no Brasil – ontem, hoje e amanhã

Os imigrantes japoneses vieram para o Brasil no século passado para trabalhar nas lavouras de café com o sonho de enriquecer e depois voltar para o Japão. Diante das dificuldades encontradas e, percebendo que não seria possível concretizar este sonho, iniciaram o processo de integração com os brasileiros (gaijin).

Aos poucos foram se adaptando aos costumes, culinária, crenças religiosas e estilo de vida do povo daqui. Mas no convívio familiar preservavam a sua cultura, principalmente quando as gerações mais novas conviviam com pessoas idosas preocupadas em repassar valores, costumes, idioma e ...

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