Words associated with the foods which included vegetable foods, confections and beverages were researched. Though whole associated words of individual food in female and male, young and old generation were studied, only five higher percentage foods are listed in each table. "Red", "cold", "sour", "sweet", "seed" associated with strawberry, ice cream, unshu orange, chocolate, watermelon respectively indicate high percentage more than fifty. In contrast, "farm", "lettuce", "warabi", "hard", "juice", "round" associated with "tomato", "celery", "udo", "chestnut", "apple" respectively represent low percentage. Among associated words, colors of food, such as "yellow" in unshu orange, banana and corn, "red" in strawberry, cherry, apple, tomato and carrot, "black" in grape and purple laver, "brown" in chocolate and shiitake, "white" in ice cream and "Calpis" are associated with each food more frequently.
Food associated with the words which are related to food classification were studied. Twenty five words which relate to animal food, vegetable food, confection, beverage, food group and cooking style were investigated. Whole associated foods of individual word in female are male, young and old generation were researched, but five higher percentage foods are presented |in each Table. Wakame, ham, shiitake, butter, cheese, natto, sweet potato associated with the words "seaweed", "meat products", "fungi", "fatty foods", "milk products" "pulses", "potato" respectively indicate high percentage more than sixty. Agar-agar, sashimi, welsh onion, fish, liver associated with the words "sea weed","delicious food","unappetizing food" respectively represent low percentage reversely.
Representative foods and dishes in particular regions were studied. Images of above foods were analyzed and measured by semantic differential method. Semantic profiles of certain foods represent characteristics of food to considerable extent. Among representative foods in particular regions, three higher value foods in each item are expressed as follows; sushi, corn, chawanmushi are those of "appetizing" milk, beefsteak, butter are those of "nutritious", sushi, cake, beefsteak are those of "satisfactory" cake, cherry, sushi are those of "well-shaped", cherry, cake, salad are those of "pretty color", peach, cake, chawanmushi are those of ^'pleasant to the palat", unshu orange, pineapple, peach are those of "flavorous", cake, sushi, peach are those of "tasty", chawanmushi, sushi, cherry are those of "favorable impression", beefsteak, sushi, beef are those of "high-grade" and sushi, peach, cake are those of "liked", respectively. On the other hand, three lower value foods in each items are represented as follows; soy sauce, miso, buckwheat noodle are those of "unappetizing",coffee, tsukemono, tea are those of "lessnutritious", soy sauce, miso, purple laver are those of "unsatisfactory", octopus, soy sauce, miso are those of "ill-shaped", miso, natto, octopus are those of "dirty color", miso, soy sauce, octopus are those of "unpleasant to the palate", octopus, natto, tofu are those of "bad smelled", soy sauce, cheese, macaroni are those of "untasty" octopus, soy sauce, miso are those of "unfavorable impression", natto, potato, buckwheat noodle are those of "low-grade" and soybean, soy sauce, cheese are those of ''disliked", respectively. Means of profiles exist between 1.780 and 0.009. Twelve higher mean foods, i.e., twenty present of all foods are sushi, peach, cake, chawanmushi, salad, beefsteak, unshu orange, cherry, gratin, corn, grape and apple in the decreasing order. Opposite twelve lower mean foods are ^oy sauce, miso, octopus, buckwheat noodle, natto, soybean, macaroni, tangle, fish, tsukemono, azuki and potato in the same order. Remains, viz., sixty percent of all foods are represented between 0.600 and 1.300. Foods which have means between above numbers are regarded as common foods concerning semantic profiles.