"Shojin" is a traditional Japanese cooking style deriving from daily meals of Buddhist priests. "Sho" means concentrating on a training. "Jin" means the body training 24 hours. So that "Shojin" means training hardly in the world of Buddhism.
Shojin Cooking is completely without meat. It NEVER uses meats, fishes, eggs and the other animal foods. Often using soybeans as protein, fruits for sweetness, vegetables oil for calories. In Budda's dogma, we never kill animals. Buddhist priests had thought a great deal of foods, so that Shojin cooking never uses animal foods.
In fact, Shojin cooking is one of a basis of macrobiotic, so effective in health, beauty and dieting. Let's start to learn Shojin cooking!