JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – LAST PICTURES OF DAY 12 – SHOJIN RYORI MEAL AND NIGHT PICTURES OF KOYASAN TEMPLES

by Antonio Gil November. 07, 2020 364 views
Preparing for a special meal

Preparing for a special meal

Shojin Ryori meal - explained below

Shojin Ryori meal - explained below

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Temple visit at night time

Temple visit at night time

Video - Learn from the master chef how to eat -SHOJIN RYORI

Shojin Ryori

Shojin Ryori is a type of Buddhist cuisine that exists all over Asia. While the name—and the specific foods on offer—varies by country, the Buddhist belief of ahimsa, or non-violence toward living things, including killing animals, is a shared one across cultures. And with it, comes a type of dining that adheres to this strict way of dining.

While Buddhist practices and the subsequent diet were brought to Japan in the 6th century from India and China, the concept of Shojin Ryori as a particular way of eating spread across the country in the 13th century with the rise of Zen Buddhism. One thing that makes the Japanese name for this vegetable-based cuisine special is the meaning of shojin ryori (精進料理). While many countries simply call this type of food "vegetarian" in their native tongue, Shojin Ryori's literal meaning is "devotion food" and is called so as a form of respect to the tenets of Buddhism. As early practitioners received the natural bounty of the land and sea, they made sure to thank nature for those gifts.

allabout-japan.com

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Jay Boggess 2 months, 1 week ago

I loved the video. The Japanese have such precise, traditional ways of doing almost everything! Did the special meal satisfy you or did you have to go out for a bacon cheese burger, afterwards, for "desert"???smile Your night shots were remarkably beautiful. Nice wok, as always, U2! Hope you are feeling better all the time, Amigo!
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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months, 1 week ago

It was more than enough. Nevertheless I couldn't hold any food in my stomach those days. 😊 Thank you so much dear friend.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 1 week ago

Too bad you couldn't enjoy that beautiful feast! 
Thanks, Amigo!
Stay safe, well & joyous!
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Berckmans Peter 2 months, 1 week ago

My kind of food. Nice set

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months, 1 week ago

I believe so Peter. Thank you

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R Kuerbovich 2 months, 1 week ago

Great pictures, superb story, and a hungry feeling left. I learned a lot with you; thanks!

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Antonio Gil Replied to R Kuerbovich 2 months, 1 week ago

We learn from each other my friend. Thank you

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Sri V 2 months, 1 week ago

A nice experience grinning 
Interesting to know one can get "vegetarian" food also in the far east. Being a vegetarian myself, food options always play a role in choosing the next travel destination. Far East never got a look in until now. Thanks to the stereotypes I guess.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sri V 2 months, 1 week ago

In Japan you have so many vegetarian choices. No problem whatsoever. Thank you Sri

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 1 week ago

I see you chose menu A. Loved the angle you took on the photos, showing us the dishes as well as what is in them. I also like the black and white, makes the temple stand out. Best of all glad to see your smiling face, looks like you recovered from what ever made you ill on this trip. Excellent series Antonio and thanks for sharing smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 1 week ago

Actually, I was not feeling so well that night, but I couldn't stay inside for one more minute. 😊 Thanks dear friend and keen eye on the menu too.

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Gethin Thomas 2 months, 1 week ago

#5 I might be able to sit like that but not sure if I would ever recover.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gethin Thomas 2 months, 1 week ago

Hahahaha. I practiced yoga for many years so, no problem.

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Gethin Thomas 2 months, 1 week ago

#9 The movement of the figures adds to the atmosphere.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gethin Thomas 2 months, 1 week ago

I agree with you my friend. Thanks

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Gethin Thomas 2 months, 1 week ago

#2 What? No Steak?grinning

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gethin Thomas 2 months, 1 week ago

😊😊😊 Not a hint

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Francesc 2 months, 1 week ago

Fantastic set ...I love the b&w images..Also the angle of the first one..Happy weekend Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your words my friend. Happy weekend for you too. 😊

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