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Visit Yuzu farm in Kochi

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My family and I visited Kochi prefecture last week.
Kochi is located in the south western from Tokyo and belongs to shikoku, which means four islands/prefectures.
Thanks to the warm weather and rich atmosphere with plenty of mountain and sea side, Kochi offers various local cuisines including tuna steak, Sarabachi-ryori (a course of small dishes in a big plate), Hat-shape bread, Sweet potato chips, Yuzu and more!


The highlight of our trip was “YUZU Hunting”!
We visited local YUZU farm in kitagawa village which is about 2 hours drive from Kochi-city.

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Family Cooking : Pizza Time!

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On weekend, I make homemade pizza for dinner. My son Kengo is interested in cooking (or tasting) recently so I put small chair next to me so that we can cook together.


We usually make four kinds of pizza. Recently, we tried those four.
1. Tomato sauce, Cherry tomato, Garlic, Basil, Cheese, Olive oil
2. Natto (fermented soybeans), Nori seaweed, Salted kelp, Lotus root,  Sesame oil
3. Cheese, Sweet corn, Mayonnaise, Bacon
4. Basil sauce, Avocado, Kale, Potato, Asparagus

It’s always fun to do the experiment to find the best combination.
I think Kengo eats more vegetables than before.
Next time, what ingredients shall we put? If you have a recommendation, please tell us!

Giant sake barrel and new shelf

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In our classroom, my husband put a new shelf under the TV. So, I decorated my favorite travel guides and cookbooks as well as “Maneki-neko” (Beckoning cat / good-luck cat).  So inspiring!


The height of those shelves are the same as of those in my kitchen.


Can you see that? What a good design!


Under the shelf, we put a giant sake barrel from Tatenokawa sake company. So COOL!!! Tatenokawa is a premium sake company from Yamagata prefecture. Yamagata prefecture is located in the northern part of Japan, which makes amazing clear water and sake rice. For more about Tatenokawa and their premium sake products, please check their website here !

Disney Babble.com

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The third (and maybe the last in this series) family cooking video with Disney Babble.com has published!
In this video, I introduce a Japanese-style sweet rice balls called “Ohagi” !!
Enjoy the recipe video and try it out for your family and/or for yourself.

Disney Babble.com

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Next family cooking video with Disney Babble.com has just published!
In this video, I introduce a Japanese-style savory pancake called “Okonomiyaki” !!
In addition, I wore a casual kimono called Yukata and danced at the summer festival.
Enjoy the recipe video and try it out!

Disney Babble.com

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The family cooking video with Disney Babble.com was released just now!
I had two days filming session with amazing crews last month here in my cooking studio!I introduce four recipes which is easy, so please and healthy for your family. 😉 In this video, I introduce two of them! Enjoy!!!

*Babble.com : Real talk on parenting — the good, the bad, and the sticky — from parenting tips and recipes to style inspiration and DIYs. Brought to you by Disney.

Intensive Japanese Matcha Sweets Class

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Recently,  I hold the private class for the guests from Holland. They are planning to open their Ramen shop and serve Matcha desserts for sweets menu.  (Amazing!!!) Since they have a strong passion and strategy for opening the new shop, we communicated often to plan the menus in advance.


In this class, I taught how to make Matcha cheesecake, Warabi Mochi, Matcha Roll cake, Walnut Daifuku Mochi, White & Yomogi Mochi to make Anmitsu (Japanese style parfait).  I also introduced how to make Kanten (Jelly made of Agar agar), Matcha Ice cream, Matcha syrup, Milk syrup and red bean paste. It takes 2 hours to make all of them but I was pretty happy to complete it!


If you are interested in Matcha class or Japanese sweets class, please send me a message via contact form! I am always happy to help you!

Sneak peek…

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My son Kengo and cameras…


My parents and my son going to the summer festival!

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