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Green tea (ocha) is the main drink of the Japanese people. Although the origin of tea in Japan is not clear, it is said that tea was brought by monks from China (in the Nara/Heian era), who also brought seeds of tea trees. As for the origin of tea trees, it is said that there were native tea trees in Japan.
Among old documents, tea was mentioned in Kigodokkyou, Kansoujirui and Koujikongen (Nara era). However, it is not clear whether the tea was produced in Japan or brought from China.
There is a Chinese poem in Kyoukokushuu that suggests that Japan had native tea trees. A court lady of the Saga Emperor wrote: "she boiled the spring water and made some tea. The tea with a little bit of salt tasted better." From this one can assume that the custom of drinking tea had spread among the upper class of the time.
The traditional form of sushi is fermented fish and rice, preserved with salt in a process that has been traced to Southeast Asia, where it remains popular today. The term sushi comes from an archaic grammatical form no longer used in other contexts; literally, "sushi" means "it's sour", a reflection of its historic fermented roots.
The science behind the fermentation of fish packed in rice is that the vinegar produced from fermenting rice breaks the fish down into amino acids. This results in one of the five basic tastes, called umami in Japanese. The oldest form of sushi in Japan, narezushi, still very closely resembles this process. In Japan, narezushi evolved into oshizushi and ultimately Edomae nigirizushi, which is what the world today knows as "sushi."Read more: History of Sushi
During a salmon run, bears will only eat the skin and discard the rest of the fish. This is because the layer just below the skin is the fattiest. Salmon skin isn't like chicken skin, it contains lots of good fat, omega 3 fatty acids. So, yes it is healthy to eat. Bears, wolves, eagles, seagulls ( when the salmon are young ), orcas, and other fish. Also humans eat a lot of salmon.
One fascinating new area of health benefits involves the protein and amino acid content of salmon. Several recent studies have found that salmon contains small bioactive protein molecules (called bioactive peptides) that may provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract.Read more: Health Benefits of Salmon & Salmon Skin