Do you know something called "Replica Foods"?
When you are in Japan, you will find high-quality "Replica Foods" everywhere in restaurant.
I heard that there are some places where we can experience the production of "Replica Foods", a unique culture in Japan, this time I have gone to a shop called "Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya" at Kappabashi of Asakusa !
History of "Replica Foods"
In fact, no one has found the information clearly records the Replica Foods.
In the 1920s, the culture of eating foreign food in Japan was rapidly spread, at the same time, the rural people moved from countryside to city.
For the people who are so far Japanese cuisine-centric, they still can not imagine what "Steak" or "Omelet Rice" looks like.
Therefore, in order to visually know the food, the Replica Foods which is faithful to the real food was taken root in Japanese culture.
Kappabashi Shop of Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya
This time I will go to the Kappabashi Shop of Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya, a very famous Replica Foods production and experience shop at Kappabashi·Asakusa, Tokyo, where has Kappabashi Dougu Street.
The store is on the first floor, and experience of the classroom is one the second floor !
On the outside, we can see a lot of Replica Foods that have reached the highest art realm...! Whether we have already looked forward to such works of art before going into it?
Let's make the Replica Foods!
At present, most of Japan's Replica Foods are resin-based, but this time we will use the wax which is still used today !
Now look at the teacher's demonstration, let's have a challenge!
What am I gonna say！
Just in an instant，a hot（shrimp）Tenpura is finished ！
However, if you make it by yourself, you have to face unexpected difficult ...!Khorosho, the teacher！
Vegetable Tempura is also done, let's make lettuce!
How about its sense of reality? No matter from where to look or how to see, it is a warm Tempura or a supple lettuce! We can make it ourselves…! Full of sense of accomplishment! ! Bring it home. Go back to show off with friends !
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya