ANTH 2230 Lecture Notes - Karaoke Box, Japanese Pottery And Porcelain, Veranda

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Published on 23 Nov 2011
November 1st 2011 Lecture
Food Continued
-japanese - sake (rice wine) and shochu
- shochu is cheaper
-"western" - beer, whiskey and wine
-beer is widely accepted
-whiskey is more specialized and is imported and is more $$
-wine is not as common, has emerged in the last 10 years
-masculine and feminine drinks
-sake is a communal drink, supposed to be shared by everyone at table
-serving rules
-rude to serve yourself
-polite to serve others
Drinking and Japanese social organizations
-Moeran (1998), "one over the seven: Sake drinking in Japanese pottery community"
-drinking as a political activity
-drinking as a social activity
Food in Contemporary Japan
-large importation of food
-worry about self-sufficiency
-rice (95.2%)
-wheat (11.2%)
-beef (36%)
-domestic beef is more valuable and expensive
-pork (55%)
-chicken (63.8)
-milk and dairy products (68.3%)
-fish, shellfish (48.5%)
Convenience Stores
-can sell liquor often
-cheaper to buy stuff at this store if you are only serving yourself or two
-some stores have a deli section
-packaged meals
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