I enjoyed a fancy 13 course meal with tea pairings while visiting Japan with some friends. Pictured here was one of the first dishes out, called Satoyama Scenery and Essence of the Forest. It was candied burdock roots atop charcoal bamboo and some matcha mixture, some greens, and yogurt. The wooden cylinder in the back contained oak infused water. The entire meal was delightfully delicious, colorful, and perfectly portioned so that you wouldn't feel overly full and could still enjoy each new piece of art, I mean dish, presented to you.