Celebrating Japan’s Vegan & Vegetarian Traditions

Kansha ion Japanese is one of the most wonderful words, it is an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The culture has a word to express that about food and ones creative spirit and care with the food. The idea of Kansha come from the Buddhism, which encourages cooks to prepare nutrias meals that are pleasant to the eyes and avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources.  That is a lot to take in for an expression of gratitude surrounding cooking isn't it?  But it also makes a lot of sense in terms of taking care of ourselves and those we cook for.
This book was created by a Japanese food expert,  Elizabeth Andoh  and she shares more than 100 Japanese vegan recipes.  
If you are looking to up your Japanese vegan and vegetarian cooking game great practical cooking advise overplayed with thoughtful cultural history of kasha - this may be the cookbook for you or a thoughtful friend of yours.