Japanese Bento Box

Anthropology: Sociocultural Trend in Japanese Bento Boxes and Mothering

In Japan, food is meant to satisfy all of the senses in the human body and is commonly known for increasing longevity. Food is always prepared with great care and is presented beautifully, especially in Japanese bento boxes. The traditional … Continue reading Anthropology: Sociocultural Trend in Japanese Bento Boxes and Mothering

The physical ie: a Japanese House

Anthropology of Japanese Family Systems: Gender Roles, Marriage, and Aging

The Ie System In Japan, the rigid patriarchal ie family system dictates loyalty to one’s family, marriage, and responsibility for taking care of the older generations even in the modern world. Relations in the ie system are based on duty … Continue reading Anthropology of Japanese Family Systems: Gender Roles, Marriage, and Aging