Kyoto by the Sea: the Origins of Food –A Land full of Food Resources, Surrounded by the Sea, Mountains and Countryside–

Regional: Northern Kyoto

The “Kyoto by the Sea” area in northern Kyoto has been a gateway to the culture of the continent from time immemorial, and had provided a variety of foods and human resources to the capital Kyoto. Because this area is also the home of Toyouke no Okami, the God of Food, many myths and folklore about the origins of food, including the birthplace of rice cultivation, have been passed down. Even today, an abundant variety of foods from the surrounding natural environment and food culture are used and observed in the people’s daily lives.

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