- 同志社女子大学生活科学 (ISSN:13451391)
- vol.37, pp.41-47, 2003
Tapioca (Cassava) is the staple food of more than 300 million people in the world. Though Tapioca is utilized in a variety of ways, it is generally known as an Asian sweet in Japan. In the Edo period tapioca was considered a medicine until the government opened the door to the world in the Meiji period. Tapioca had not been introduced as a foodstuff until it was important into Japan from France and the United Sates. But gradually ir turned out to be a substitude food during World War ll. This study explores how the new food-Tapioca was adopted and transmited into Japanese food culture between 1868 and 1945. And it also made clear Tapioca's potential connection with history.