Jikifu: A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste (Hardcover)

Jikifu: A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste By Shinichiro Ogata, Yoshiaki Nishino (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Shinichiro Ogata, Yoshiaki Nishino (Introduction by)
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Washoku, or Japanese cuisine, was registered for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages Program in 2013. Its transient beauty, with natural ingredients, refined techniques, and spatial sense, has been the object of Shinichiro Ogata's work throughout his career. In this beautifully produced book, he demonstrates the modern, innovative, but truly traditional aesthetic of washoku, as curated for the University Museum of the University of Tokyo. This collection of photography of Japanese cuisine, with ingredients and selected tablewares by Shinichiro Ogata, a prominent designer who works on Japan's total art of washoku, conveys the aesthetic principles of the pinnacles of Japanese culinary achievements.

About the Author

Shinichiro Ogata is a designer and affiliate associate professor in the Intermediatheque Department at the University Museum, University of Tokyo. The founder of the design studio Simplicity, he practices his culinary works in his restaurants and confectionaries and has been frequently recognized and awarded for his design. Yoshiaki Nishino is a professor and director of the University Museum at the University of Tokyo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9784130802192
ISBN-10: 4130802194
Publisher: University of Tokyo Press
Publication Date: August 8th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English