精進料理

After 1200s, under the influence of "the Zen" came from China, "Shojin cooking" which removed animal raw food spread out.

A new recipe was made, for example; add various seasonings and boil it, toss it, fry it in oil, backed by thought of quit carnivorous. At that moment, "Shojin Cooking" which began from the temple made new recipe, Miso soup, a sesame dish, dim sum, noodles, rice cakes, tea.

These new cooking spread from the upper class through the common people, and had a big influence on food culture in Japan.