Here are 5 different types of Shojin-ryori in bowls set on the lacquered tray.
I took a cooking lesson of Shojin-ryori (vegetarian cooking) in Kojimachi the other day.
Here is the menu: Beans & Rice, Soup with seaweed and yomogi-fu, Japanese parsley
Each one looks like an everyday Japanese dish but they are created with wisdom and creativeness.
The bowl is called "Jihatsu". It's a nest of lacquered bowls and monks use them when eating.
You take these bowls in order of size to arrange food: the largest outer bowl is for rice , the second bowl is for soup and the third one for side dishes etc..
When you finish eating and put them away, it will be a set of bowls- they fit one within the other.
It's very space-saving and simple.
Food and tableware suitable for a simple life.
Not only cuisine but tools which have a long history prove their excellency.
I re-realized the greatness of Japan.