Konamon: Flour-based Cuisine

Japanology Plus explores Japanese life and culture. In this five-minute digest, we look at Konamon: flour-based cuisine. Two popular examples are takoyaki, spherical snacks made with octopus; and Okonomiyaki, vegetables, seafood and meat mixed with batter. Having existed for centuries, Konamon, evolved in the 19th century, then took off after the Second World War, becoming a firm favorite.