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Take your time to let the ideas and concepts in this section settle in your mind. They contain bits of wisdom handed down over centuries past, from one of the world’s most refined cultures. Yet I hope you’ll find, like I do, that many of these concepts and ideas are as vital and relevant today as they must have been in the past.
Related to this section is the introduction in the Ingredients section about rice, salt and tea, and how they helped shape Japan’s culture.