Edo Ichi – An Authentic Japanese Cuisine to Experience.
Before the Meiji Restoration, the city was known as Edo. The Tokugawa shogunate was established in 1603 with Edo as its seat of government (de facto capital).
(The emperor’s residence, and formal capital, remained in Kyoto, that city had been the actual capital of Japan until that time)
In 1868, when the shogunate came to an end, the city was renamed “Tokyo” which means “Eastern Capital”, during the restoration, the emperor moved to Tokyo, making the city the formal as well as de facto capital of Japan.
The modern term “Japanese Cuisine” (nihon ryori or washoku) means traditional-style Japanese food, similar to what already existed before the end of national seclusion in 1868. In a broader sense of the word it could also include foods whose ingredients or cooking methods were subsequently introduced from abroad, but which have been developed by Japanese who made them their own.
Japanese cuisine is known for its emphasis on seasonality of food, quality of ingredients and presentation.