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Aired: September 26, 2014


1. NIPPON ABC: "S" Shokuhin-Sample (Fake food)

Featuring creative works and projects of young artisans inspired by Japanese traditional culture.

Today's keyword is "S" for Shokuhin-Sample!
Many tourists have told us that they were impressed with our fake food samples often displayed in front of restaurants. In addition to those intricately made plastic replicas, which look like real food, fake food accessories are also becoming more popular these days for their cute appearances. Iwasaki Mokei Seizo in Gujo Hachiman, Gifu is known as one of the leading manufacturers in the fake food industry. In this episode, we decided to visit this touristy city, introducing you to those artists’ distinctive craftsmanship that requires a high level of specialized knowledge.

2. ICHIYA'S POP EYE: Restaurant

Japan's trending sub-culture introduced by Ichiya Nakamura, a key person in promoting Japanese pop-culture to the world.

The theme of this segment is Restaurants!
Nakamura believes that there are not many countries like Japan where people can enjoy delicious cuisines from all around the world. There are Chinese, Korean, Indian, Italian, French, German, Thai, and of course Japanese… There are so many restaurants that serve all kinds of food. Restaurants in Japan offer great hospitality and comfort to their guests by understanding customers’ needs. Today, Nakamura introduces a traditional Japanese restaurant in Tokyo, which offers visual entertainment involving cooking over huge flames.Let's take a look!


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