Pan bread Brot


Bread (pan) Brot

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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Bread in Japan usually referst to the white
toast, toosuto トースト .
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Just as we have maschines to have your rice cooked ready for breakfast, there are also bread maschines available to have your bread ready.
seipanki 製パン器 bread maschine. Brotmaschine
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PAN, from the portugese, who introduced bread baking more than 400 years ago. Now there are a few German bakeries in the cities.

Kimura Yasubei 木村安兵衛 began baking bread around 1871 and even baked for Emperor Meiji. Kimuraya 木村屋.
But bread was more a kind of confection, o-kashi and not a staple dish replacing rice at that time.

pan no hi パンの日 day of bread - April 12
When the first bread was baked in the home of Egawa family 太郎左衛門 near Nirayama, Izu 韮山, in 1840.
It was very hard and durable, as food provisions for the soldiers, and called
hyooroo pan 兵糧パン.
It was baked in oil in a huge iron pan in the main kitchen of the large Egawa estate. The Egawa family is now in the 42th generation.
The Chinese Opium War has just started and Japan was afraid foreighn soliers might come to Japan too. So the nation prepared for war.
The Egawa family also build small cannons to defend their harbour in Izu.

Egawa Hidetatsu Tarōzaemon (江川英龍太郎左衛門, June 23, 1801 - March 1, 1855)
was a Japanese Bakufu intendant of the 19th century. He was Daikan, in charge of the domains of the Tokugawa shogunate in Izu, Sagami and Kai Provinces during the Bakumatsu period.
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. Egawa Tarozaemon - Introduction .
- Egawachoo 江川町 Egawa Cho District, Tokyo


07 sandwich platte
sandwich plate


pan no kanzume パンの缶詰 canned bread
sold at vending maschines. It stays fresh for three years.
Wiht flavors of raisin and fruit, coffe, chocolate chips or fruits and nuts.
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doitsu pan ドイツパン German bread

furansu pan フランスパン French bread
bagetto pan バゲットパン baguette


karee pan カレーパン with curry inside
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karee カレー curry and many curry dishes

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shijimi karee pan しじみカレーパン
bread (or rather bun) with shijimi corbicula extract and curry flavor
The bread is rather dark, sometimes called BLACK (kuro), when extra charcoal is added.

Shijimi and Lake Shinjiko 宍道湖, Matsue, Shimane


shokupan 食パン "bread to eat"
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tennen koobo pan 天然酵母食パン with natural yeast


According to the form, there are two varieties

kakupan 角パン "bread like a square"

yamapan 山パン "bread like a mountain", oblong

角形 山形 パン
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kakushoku pan 角食パン "Kakushoku"
square toast bread for breakfast in Hokkaido


A pan Aパン type of Krebbel donut from Okinawa
A fried bread dumpling, covered with rice flour, inside is red bean paste and a small mochi.
A stands for ANKO, sweet red bean paste.
The same bakery also "C pan" C パン", filled with curry.

anbataasando, an bataa sando
アンバターサンド buttered sandwich with anko sweet bean paste filling
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also piinatsu bataa sando ピーナツバターサンド buttered sandwich with peanut butter
Belegtes Brot (Weissbrot) mit Butter und anko paste.
sandoitchi サンドイッチ sandwich

Daruma pan だるまパン Daruma bread


gohanpan, gohan pan ごはんパン "bread with rice"
Sometimes this refers to bread baked with rice flour.
But there is a bakery in Chichibu, using the good local
"kogane no mizu" 黄金の水 mountain water from upper river Tamagawa, to cook rice. The rice is then wrapped in bread dough and topped with some salmon flakes or other things you put on o-nigiri ! The whole thing is baked in the oven.
The locals have dug a well to get the water from the depth, near the statue of some Jizo. And you can buy a key to open the water tap for your private use.
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Gopan Bread Maker (ゴパン)
Rice Bread Cooker ライスブレッドクッカー
From Sanyo


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Jizoo Pan 地蔵パン small bread in the form of Jizo Bosatsu
Jizo Pan
Made in a bakery in Sugamo ward, Tokyo, and some others.
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Jizo Bosatsu (Kshitigarbha) 地蔵菩薩

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mochimochi mushipan "もちもち蒸しパン"
steamed bread, very soft
"mochi mochi" indicates the softness of mochigome glutinous rice for buns.
It comes in various flavors, for example cheese or caramel


raamenpan, raamen pan ラーメンパン ramen bread, Ramen Pan
A round bread (like the soup bowl) filled with ramen noodles, chaashu pork meat, menma vegetables and an egg. The soup-flavor is put around the noodles, and there is no soup fluid in the dish, only the taste of it.
It is made by a bakery in Tokyo, which produces different kinds of bread, some looking like
sushi pan 寿司パン rolled sushi bread
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koyuki komugi こゆき小麦 "komugi"-type wheat
This is a special type that yields very soft and fluffy bread. The bread is sold in Tokyo.
国産小麦の「コユキコムギ」koyuki winter wheat from Iwate prefecture
Triticum aestivum L
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panko (パン粉) breadcrumbs
for a crunchy coating for fried foods such as tonkatsu. Made from bread without crust.
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Semmelbrösel, Paniermehl


pan with a sweet filling

anpanman アンパンマン Mister Anpan  Anpanmanl (Ampanman)

chikuwa pan ちくわパン with fish paste
karintoo pan かりんとうパン karinto brown sugar
kuriimu pan クリームパン cream
meron pan メロンパン melon bread
miruku pan ミルクパン milk brad

Snowman Daruma as Bread ゆきだるまパン

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Worldwide use

Brot, Weissbrot, Schwarzbrot, Vollkornbrot, Toast, Toastbrot
Roggenbrot, Schrotbrot, Hefebrot,
Brötchen, Hefe

Things found on the way

karintoo 花林糖 Karinto, fried dough cake

Jindaiji Daruma Karinto 深大寺だるまかりんと

. Daruma and Temple Jindai-ji 深大寺の達磨市 .


Bread (pan) Haiku Topic Worldwide

焼きたてのパンの匂いや! 梅雨晴れ間

the smell of
freshly baked bread -
a break in the rainy season

Gabi Greve, Summer 2006


pan ni bata tappuri tsukete haru oshimu

bread with
a lot of butter ...
lamenting spring



yakitate no pan no hyakutai shigurekeri

freshly baked
bread in one hundred shapes -
icy drizzle

Hirasawa Yooko 平沢陽子


haru mangetsu yamazaki pan wa hangaku ni

spring full moon
a loaf of Yamazaki bread
at half price

Tr. Fay Aoyagi

Murakoshi Atsushi 村越敦

Fay’s Note:
Yamazaki Bakery is one of the major brand in Japan (I will say ‘equivalent to Wonder Bread here in the U.S.”).

Related words

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anonymous said...


The initial, and tremendous, popularity of bread among the Japanese is attributed to Kimura Yasubei, an enterprising gentleman who opened a bakery, Kimura-ya, in Tokyo in 1871, early in the reign of Emperor Meiji. At first his bread was modeled on Dutch loaves since his chief baker had worked as a chef in a Dutch household in Nagasaki.

But Kimura's son, Eisaburo, was unhappy with the original recipe and looked for something that would appeal more to Japanese tastes. The actual inspiration to use sake kasu in lieu of conventional yeast is credited to a young baker, Kodo Katsuzo, who is said to have dumped his early, inedible experiments in Tokyo Bay after trying, unsuccessfully, to peddle them to foreigners in Yokohama.

A hundred years ago it was unthinkable that bread might replace rice as a mealtime staple. The idea of bread as a confection, what the Japanese call kashi, made more sense to the local populace. Eventually, the recipe that found favor combined sake kasu for rising the dough with an (sweet bean "fudge" as a filling. Cherry blossoms, having been chosen as the symbol of the "nation" of Japan, and being a personal favorite of the newly re-instated Emperor, found their way into numerous dishes. The now-familiar salted cherry blossom "belly-button" garnish on an pan was first added to Kimura's bun in 1875, in honor of the Emperor Meiji.

Indeed, the enormous popularity of an pan was probably due in large measure to early royal patronage. According to Kimura-ya 20,000 people a day lined up at the Ginza shop and bought an average of 5 buns apiece. That makes a mind-boggling 100,000 an pan each day! Current sales figures for the flagship operation in Ginza show 18,000 an pan are typically sold on a busy Saturday. When you consider the relative difference in size of the population of Tokyo, then and now, the sales figures are even more remarkable.

In many ways, the appearance of bread in the daily diet parallels other sweeping social and political changes associated with Meiji Era Japan. The Imperial Army and Navy incorporated bread into their troops' daily rations after an interesting "medical experiment" was conducted. Beriberi was a serious problem among Japanese troops.

At the time, it was thought that European soldiers suffered less from this ailment. In order to verify this claim, half the military patients at a municipal clinic in Kanda were treated with Western-style therapy and diet; the other half, in a traditional Asian manner. Patients treated with a Western-style diet that included bread and milk fared better.

At the time, bread-eating was credited with medicinal powers, though modern science tells us it is more likely that the vitamin-B rich milk was responsible for the positive results. In both the Sino-Japanese War (1894) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904) Japanese troops brought bread to the front lines, and fought successfully. This only reinforced the impression of bread-eating as being "healthy" and, more importantly, as a source of political and social empowerment.

Elizabeth Andoh


Gabi Greve said...

pan no hi パンの日 day of bread

every month on the 12th.