Last weekend, a big vegan food event “Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2010” was held at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo. Over 100 vegetarian food stands and organic and earth-friendly goods stores clustered along rows of trees. It was the 8th year of the annual event, and there were about 27,000 people visited the festival last year.
Japan traditionally has various vegetarian dishes, using rice, seaweed, soy beans, root vegetables, and mushrooms. Some stands and stores at the event served Japanese vegetarian food while many of the others served internationally oriented foods, such as indian curry, vege-sushi, hummus, falafel, vege-tortilla, vege-burger, raw lasagna, and Thai noodle. They also had vegan baked sweets and vege-pet-food. The all foods are vegan food; no meat, no egg, no dairy, and no honey.
Did you know? Not only is vegetarian food good for mental and physical health, but also eco friendly because vegetarian food production has a relatively small impact on the global environment and life on Earth.
Many vegetarians are environmentally-conscious-people. For the event, they brought containers and chopsticks from their homes and enjoyed vegefoods in the green park.
This is JAPAN Style!
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