October 06, 2013

Meat consumption in public in Japan was banned from 675 until 1872 when Meiji government lifted the ban




Picture: Japanese customers now can enjoy meat






"In 675, the avid Buddhist Emperor Tenmu proclaimed the prohibition of meat consumption...From that point onward until 1872 when the Meiji Government finally lifted this ban, the general population was not able to eat meat in public"



Source: Healthy and Delicious Washoku
By Yukio Hattori
Nipponica
No 8, 2012, page 13

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