When I came to Japan I found the rice cookers to be very modern and slick, at this museum I saw what you would consider old-style rice cookers. And guess what, it was the same one we still use in Costa Rica. These type of rice cookers are still sold in my country, so I found it very fun. In my country we start the rice cooker with some oil, garlic and onion; you fry the rice and then cook it normally. Making rice on this machine was one of the first things my mother taught me how to make at home, and I definitely burned the rice more than once.