Tag Archives: tradition

5 Japanese Food Superstitions

Japanese Food Superstitions

Do you throw salt over your shoulder to ward off bad luck? Eat chicken soup to cure a cold? Or perhaps you even crush up eggshells to make sure witches can’t use them as boats to sail the seas! Japancentre.com knows that delicious food is serious business and as such no matter where in the world you hail from there’s bound to be a wealth of local foodie folklore and superstitions. Japan too has its fair share! So join us as we uncover the truth about how your cuppa could bring you good luck or what to avoid if you don’t want to turn into a cow!

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New Year Mochi Pounding


It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas…it’s that time when Japanese people pound mochi rice cakes with big wooden mallets. Confused? Read on! Read More…


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