The 1872 End Of A 1,200-Year-Old Ban On Eating Meat In Japan

Japanese Emperor Meiji

We stumbled across an article from 2004 authored by Dr. Zenjiro Watanabe that provides an interesting historical account of the end of the 1,200-year-old ban on the eating of meat in Japan.  While most Wagyu breeders are generally aware of the history of Wagyu cattle in Japan and the ending of the ban on eating meat in Japan in 1872 during the Meiji Restoration, this article provides context and details of that event and related period in Japan.  We thought it might be of interest to Wagyu breeders that have an interest in the history of Wagyu in Japan.  To read the article in PDF file format, CLICK HERE.

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