Wakako-Zake is a food manga by Chie Shinkyu. There's not much plot or characterization, but that's made up for by a lot of eating and drinking. It's a much simpler concept than Oishinbo. Nobody's lecturing or crusading for industrial standards here, just Wakako thinking about what she likes about the meal and then letting out a long breath of satisfaction. The manga has been made into an anime and, as you can see, a live drama. Read a review.
Detail from a diorama of Kita-Kamakura Station in the 1950s. Source.
If you're travelling by rail to Engaku-ji, take the Yokosuka Line and get off at the Kita-Kamakura station. It was opened in 1927 and has a mention in the second edition of Iso Mutsu's Kamakura Fact and Legend. She writes:
The path bearing to the right between the lotos-ponds leads up to the entrance of the temple enclosure; now, alas, sadly desecrated by the march of progress in the shape of the double line of railroad that is no respecter of sanctity, with its unlovely "ways of iron and webs of steel" so ruthlessly cuts through the grove of ancient cryptomeria, even encroaching upon the sacred lotos-ponds themselves. (p. 132)
And Kita-Kamakura Station is not much to look at, but it does have an access tunnel that cuts through the nearby cliffs and which was featured in the 2009 anime Aoi Hana:
For a whole sequence of running for the train at Kita-Kamakura Station reference shots see here.
In 2008 the Japanese and Canadian post offices jointly issued this Anne of Green Gables commemorative set, on the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first Anne novel. The two stamps at the top were designed in Canada, while the rest reference the 1979 anime Akage no An.
Mushishi is a manga and anime about a wandering master of the study of mushi, which you could almost call the plant kingdom of the ghost realm. The series has an anthology structure, and the stories move slowly against wonderful background paintings of the Japanese woodlands and a sparing musical score.