Dewa Sanzan Shojin Ryori

Dewa Sanzan Shojin Ryori

Dewa Sanzan Shôjin Ryôri (精進料理, literally: "food for spiritual elevation") is a type of vegan cuisine introduced into Japan together with Buddhism in the 6th century. Foods derived from soybeans - including tofu - and vegetable oils - such as sesame, walnut, and rapeseed - were popularized in Japan as a result of their use in Shôjin Ryôji.

Shôjin ryôri is traditionnally consumed by Yamabushi monks (Buddhist monks that practice the asceticism called "Shugendô") on a daily basis during their traning. According to the place, the kind of food served is different: vinegared chrysanthemum flowers, sesame-flavoured mountain plants or mushroom soups, you can experiment a lot of different kinds of Shôjin ryôri in Tsuruoka.

Address

Saikan

Gyokusenji

Zenpôji
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Fee

Fee: ¥1,620〜¥3,240 for most dishes.

Open

Open everyday.

Access

Ride the Haguro San Cho Line (38 minutes) and then walk to the restaurant (1 minute).

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