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A ripe rice field ready to be harvested in the countryside of Japan. Photo courtesy of the author

Fresh ingredients

Nori (海苔)

The Japanese rule when it comes to eating is simple: Eat until you’re nearly full, and split your meal into smaller plates.

Fish

Soy-based ingredients

腹八分目 — hara hachi bun me

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Fushimi Inari — a famous Shinto shrine located in Kyoto city. Photo courtesy of the author