Japan is home to shokunin, a remarkable concept that perhaps no other culture shares (via Pop Japan). Shokunin are artisans or craftsmen who are so devoted to their work that they become masters in their fields: masters of slicing fish for sushi, frying airy light tempura, sculpting candy, you name it. This may also explain why Japanese food seems to have reputation for being pared-down in ingredients yet too complex to replicate perfectly at home.
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