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RyuGin chef Seiji Yamamoto: Japanese cuisine is not perfect

Published on Feb 25, 2013 3:17 PM

Refined over centuries, Japanese cuisine, some gourmands would argue, is pretty much perfect.

Chef Seiji Yamamoto, 42, of Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo, disagrees.

"In Japan, it is believed that Japanese cuisine has already been perfected but I believe that is absolutely wrong," he tells Life! through a translator.

He adds that most of current Japanese cuisine is about copying what predecessors have done and established as "common sense".

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