Japan is a long and narrow chain of islands extending from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Given it extends over a great distance, the climate and attitudes of the people in each prefecture are different. If you compare the characteristics of each prefecture, especially the local food tastes and culture, you will find many differences. In the 16th volume of this series, we are going to be looking at Saitama, which borders Tokyo. You may be wondering why the title has "Dasaitama" in it, well, this article will explain all! To explain the title, in Japanese "Dasai" means "Uncool", since "Saitama" fits the sound of this word quite well, some people call Saitama "Dasaitama" meaning "Uncool Saitama". It was started in the 1980s during a television program, eventually becoming known nationwide.