Washoku, traditional Japanese cuisine, is drawing keen attention around the world and was added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list in 2013. This exhibition will examine the attractions of Washoku from diverse perspectives, including the wide-ranging ingredients provided by the Japanese archipelago, the human wisdom and ingenuity and that produced the fermented foods and other culinary techniques and preparations, and the historical transformations of Japanese food through the present day. Scientific explanations will be provided through the display of samples and other materials, and elucidated by 4K, digital art and other video images.

  • TitleWASHOKU: Nature and Culture in Japanese Cuisine
  • TermSaturday, March 14th – Sunday, June 14th, 2020
    * Details of closing days, opening hours, admission fees etc. will be posted on this website in due course
  • VenueNational Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Tokyo
    7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
    * This exhibition will only be held at National Museum of Nature and Science
  • Access5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station, Park Exit
    10 min. walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line
    10 min. walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Line
    * No parking space is available for either cars or bicycles.
  • OrganizersNational Museum of Nature and Science, The Asahi Shimbun,
    NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., Agency for Cultural Affairs,
    Japan Arts Council
  • SupportersJapan Tourism Agency, Society of Japanese Food Studies,
    The Washoku Association of Japan
  • SponsorsKikkoman Corporation, East Japan Railway Company, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • Special SupportJA (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives) Group
  • Production cooperationIMAGICA GROUP Inc., P.I.C.S. Co., Ltd.
  • CooperationCookpad Inc.
  • General Inquiries03-5777-8600(NTT Hello Dial)
    Daily from 8:00-22:00 in Japanese, English, Chinese,
    Korean, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Media InquiriesWASHOKU: Nature and Culture in Japanese Cuisine Public Relations Office(MUSE PR Company., Ltd.)
    Address: 770 Akasaka Residence, 9-1-7 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
    Tel: 03-6804-5045 Fax: 03-5785-2627
    E-mail: info@musepr.co.jp