There are many views as to what defines Japanese cuisine, as the everyday food of the Japanese people have diversified immensely over the past century or so. In Japan, the term “Japanese cuisine” (nihon ryōri or washoku) refers to traditional-style Japanese food, similar to what already existed before the end of national seclusion in 1868. In a broader sense of the word, it could also include foods whose ingredients or cooking methods were subsequently introduced from abroad, but which have been developed by Japanese who made them their own.
A practical joke or prank is a situation set up usually to produce what the perpetrator imagines to be a humorous physical outcome at the expense of the target. Practical jokes are distinct from slapstick comedy or knockabout, in which the goal is to make physical events appear miscalculated, inept, or accidental. The term practical refers to the fact that the joke consists of someone doing something (a ‘practice’), rather than a word joke.