Talk:Japanese cuisine

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Do we really want articles about cuisine? How can they add value to the relevant articles on our big sister website Wikipedia? For e.g. architecture and religions we try to focus on the relevance for travel, mainly by listing lots of destinations. For cuisine it seems harder to do that, or not? JuliasTravels (talk) 19:21, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

If there are regional or local specialties, pointing those out can be travel-related. However, that's not what this "article" does right now, and I don't see the point of it. And if we are to keep it, it would be outrageous for the "Beverages" section not to mention sake and choshu. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:10, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
But would that kind of information not simply belong in our Japan articles? What's the added value of a travel topic? JuliasTravels (talk) 13:46, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
I think that mentioning each prefecture's local specialty would be well beyond the scope of the Japan article, so if there are sufficient local specialties, a separate article on Japanese cuisine would be justified. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:29, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Not that I particularly mind having these articles, but wouldn't they then become a copy of the Eat sections in the prefecture articles? Anyway, I'm happy to wait and see, but perhaps we should at least develop a good example before we start creating articles for all cuisines. JuliasTravels (talk) 18:27, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
That's a very reasonable point of view. Perhaps someone who knows a lot about Japanese cuisine, and especially regional specialties, would like to develop this article? Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:34, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Purpose of this article[edit]

I'd like everyone reading this post to have a look at w:Japanese cuisine and some of the linked articles. I would submit that we do not need a reference article for Japanese cuisine on this site, as Wikipedia provides ample information we could simply link to. Only if there's a specific travel-related angle are articles like this one useful. Right now, I don't see the point at all. Should we do a vfd for the "cuisine of" articles, or is there someone who would like to provide a good rationale for them and make them relevant and truly useful? Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:57, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Webm moved from article[edit]

Wikivoyage:Image policy (see the "Image formats" and "Other media" sections) does not permit the use of video clips in articles. I hope that can be changed within a few years, but for now, I have moved this link to a webm here:

Video explaining the history and different varieties of sushi.

Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:11, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Very good[edit]

This has become a very good article. It could still benefit from more detail, such as more focus on regional specialties with links to articles for the places where they are made. But at this point, I think this stands as somewhat of an example that other cuisine articles could be usefully compared with and as a basis for editing them. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:17, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Reviewing the history, Othello95 is the person who deserves the huge bulk of the credit for the quality of this article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:19, 3 July 2017 (UTC)


Is this a Guide yet? If not, what needs to be done to make it a Guide? It's certainly a travel article and if made a Guide, it might be a decent FFT. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:59, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

I think more is needed on Japanese table manners and dining etiquette. You expect to find detailed information on how to eat and drink in a travel guide, in contrast to an encyclopedia article. Issues like how to hold your chopsticks, are you allowed to eat certain things with your hands, chewing your food noisily and slurping, eating the last grain of rice, how to conduct yourself in tea ceremonies, should you pour drinks for others before your own, etc. A quick Google search brought up a few interesting observations [1] [2] [3]. Many travellers seek an authentic eating experience and want to immerse themselves in the country's dining culture. There is a little bit of information on this scattered throughout the article but dining etiquette and norms could perhaps have its own section or at least be elaborated. Gizza (roam) 01:44, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Very good points. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:15, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Should we move/copy the information from Japan#Etiquette to this article? —Granger (talk · contribs) 10:33, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
It's always best to summarize or rephrase, but that's certainly useful information. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:16, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Wow, this article is long. On its own, that doesn't make it a guide article, though. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:30, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
At 88,000 bytes, it's not that long. Eating is one of the best reasons to go to Japan, IMO. I'll leave it to others to decide whether this is a guide or not. Ground Zero (talk) 00:54, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
I was not intending to criticize, if that's what you thought. I was just remarking — plenty of information is a good thing, really. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:18, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Oh no, I didn't take that personally. I didn't create this article. Ground Zero (talk) 01:24, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

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