UNESCO Honors Japanese Cuisine as Intangible Cultural Heritage

The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has officially recognized Japan's traditional cuisine “washoku” as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” among its 14 new listings.

Image of Japanese cuisine taken by flickr user Kei Kondo (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Image of Japanese cuisine taken by Flickr user Kei Kondo (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Overjoyed after reading the news, Japanese twitter user Komachi jokingly commented that her regular habit is now part of renowned heritage:

That means I can say that I am cooking intangible cultural heritage [washoku] once every three days!


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