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TOFU VARIETY : Vegetarian & vegan Japanese home cooking workshop

Learn about the basics of making traditional Japanese style vegetarian/vegan cooking.

We will make 10 dishes with seasonal vegetables and Tofu* with various flavors and cooking methods. *Different kinds and tastes of tofu in each dish.

You will also learn many sauces and dressings ideas using soy sauce, miso, vinegar, and other seasonings, which can be arranged and applied in a variety of ways.

The dishes will be presented in various styles with small bowls, plates, bento boxes…


Taught by Miyo Sensei who has a lot of experience in Japanese home cooking. In addition to various hobbies such as calligraphy, flower arrangement, haiku, and Noh songs, she has taught as well as demonstrated the art of the Japanese tea ceremony for more than 30 years. For several years, she has been giving Japanese cooking lessons to foreign visitors. Now at 91, she enjoys sharing her years of culinary experience and her savoir-faire for Japanese culture. 


The workshop are interpreted in English or French by experienced assistant. Various explanations, video projections and food-related resources about the ingredients and dishes will also be provided.


It will be held at a very convenient location, a 13-minute walk from Kamakura Station
(7 minutes to the beach). Attending the workshop could be a dinner (Saturday) after visiting Kamakura's interesting sites, or a lunch (Sunday) during a stroll. 


The number of participants is limited to 6 persons. Participation fee: 5000 yen.

Please reserve your place in advance by e-mail.


<Workshop schedule 2023>


Saturdays 16h30 - 19h30: June 10, July 1 & 22, Aug 5 & 19, Sept 2 & 23, Oct 7 & 28, Nov 11, Dec 2 & 16.

Sundays 11h - 14h: June 25 (2 more places), July 9 & 30, Aug 27, Sept 10, Oct 1 & 22, Nov 5 & 26, Dec 10.



SUSHI VARIETY : 7 kinds of veggie sushi workshop

Saturday July 8, 11h - 14h
There are many different styles of sushi. The form, ingredients, taste vary. In this class, you will learn the various types of making sushi with vegetables, tofu, seaweed and kanten agar agar. We will also learn about Dashi stock to make a soup.

- Maki sushi, rolled style

- Temaki, wrapped by hand

- Oshizushi, pressing type

- Temari, round ball shape

- Chirashi, mixture of various ingredients

- Inarizushi with fried tofu aburaage

- Nigiri

The number of participants is limited to 6 persons. Participation fee: 5000 yen.

Please reserve your place in advance by e-mail.


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