Cuisine & Communication

Learn about cooking, get to know people and exchange information... Through communication, we can also enjoy discovering the stories behind the food and the people.

3 types of workshops : TOFU variety, Veggie SUSHI 
and OYAKI traditional dumpling
, by Miyo Sensei.
She 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. 


Saturday Oct 14, 10h30 - 15h30: SHOJIN-STYLE Cooking, Sunday Oct 22, 11h - 14h: VEGGIE SUSHI 

Saturday Oct 28, 16h30 - 19h30: OYAKI dumpling

Sunday Nov 5, 11h - 14h: TOFU VARIETY, Saturday Nov 11, 16h30 - 19h30: VEGGIE SUSHI 

Saturday Nov 18, 10h30 - 15h30: SHOJIN-STYLE Cooking, Sunday Nov 26, 11h - 14h: OYAKI dumpling

Saturday Dec 2, 16h30 - 19h30: TOFU VARIETY , Sunday Dec 10, 11h - 14h: VEGGIE SUSHI 

Saturday Dec 16, 16h30 - 19h30: OYAKI dumpling

TOFU VARIETY with seasonal vegetables : 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. 

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…

Sunday 11h - 14h: Nov 5.

Saturdays 16h30 - 19h30: Dec 2.

The number of participants is limited to 6 persons. Participation fee: 4000 yen.
Please reserve your place in advance by e-mail.

VEGGIE SUSHI : 7 kinds of veggie sushi workshop
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

Sunday Oct 22, 11h - 14h
Saturday Nov 11, 16h30 - 19h30. Sunday Dec 10, 11h - 14h

The number of participants is limited to 6 persons. Participation fee: 4000 yen.

Please reserve your place in advance by e-mail.

OYAKI, vegetarian dumpling workshop おやきワークショップ

Oyaki is a traditional food of Nagano prefecture. It is a bun made from flour, filled with many kinds of vegetables, mixed with miso paste or soy sauce for seasoning, then baked and steamed.

In this WS, we will make 5 kinds of Oyaki with different ingredients that include: Nozawana leaves, carrot, gobo (burdock), eggplant, kabocha (pumpkin) and azuki (sweet red beans). *All vegan.

There are 2 choices of flour ; wheat and rice powder.


Saturdays 16h30 - 19h30: Oct 28, Dec 16.

Sundays 11h - 14h: Nov 26.

The number of participants is limited to 8 persons. Participation fee: 3000 yen.

Please reserve your place in advance by e-mail.

We have listed some tourist, vegan restaurants and shop information in Kamakura for your reference.
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