grilled and pan-fried dishes - yakimono（焼き物）|
stewed/simmered/cooked/boiled dishes - nimono（煮物）
stir-fried dishes - itamemono（炒め物）
steamed dishes - mushimono（蒸し物）
deep-fried dishes - agemono（揚げ物）
sliced raw fish - sashimi（刺身）
soups - suimono（吸い物）and shirumono（汁物）
pickled/salted vegetables - tsukemono（漬け物）
dishes dressed with various kinds of sauce - aemono（和え物）
vinegared dishes - su-no-mono（酢の物）
delicacies, food of delicate flavor - chinmi（珍味）
Okonomiyaki - Okonomiyaki（お好み焼き）is a savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients.
Tonkatsu - Tonkatsu（トンカツ） is a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.
Curry - Curry（カレー） was introduced to Japan by the British in the Meiji period. Japanese versions of curry can be found in foods such as curry udon, curry bread, and katsukar?, tonkatsu served with curry.
Ramen - Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat stock broth known as ramen（ラーメン） have become extremely popular over the last century.
* Dishes for special occasions
Botamochi（牡丹餅） - a sticky rice dumpling with sweet azuki paste served in spring, while a similar sweet Ohagi is served in autumn.
Chimaki（ちまき） (steamed sweet rice cake) - Tango no sekku and Gion Festival.
Osechi（おせち） - New Year.
Sekihan（赤飯） is red rice - which is served for any celebratory occasion. It is usually sticky rice cooked with azuki, or red bean, which gives the rice its distinctive red color.
Soba（蕎麦） - New Year's Eve. This is called toshi koshi soba (ja:年越しそば) (literally "year crossing soba").
Chirashizushi（ちらし寿司）, Ushiojiru（潮汁） (clear soup of clams) and amazake - Hinamatsuri.
Kimono - The Kimono (着物), labelled the "national costume of Japan", is the most formal and well-known form of traditional fashion.
Yukata - The Yukata (浴衣) is a kimono-like robe that is worn specifically in the spring and summer, and it is generally less expensive than the traditional kimono.
Hakama - The hakama（袴）, which resembles a long, wide pleated skirt, is generally worn over the kimono and is considered formal wear.
Obi - The obi（帯） is similar to a belt as it wraps around the final layer of the traditional robe to help in keeping all of the layers together for a long period of time.
Zori - A zori（草履） is a type of sandal worn with a traditional outfit that resembles flip-flops by design, with the exception that the base of the shoe is a block of wood, rather than rubber or plastic.
Geta - Geta (下駄) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops.
Tabi - Tabi (足袋) are traditional Japanese socks worn with thonged footwear dating back to the 15th century.
Waraji - Waraji (草鞋) are sandals made from straw rope that in the past were the standard footwear of the common people in Japan.
Zori - Zori (草履) are flat and thonged Japanese sandals made of rice straw or cloth, lacquered wood, leather, rubber, or, most commonly, synthetic materials.