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Lesson Voucher

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YJC started offering the Lesson Voucher comes with 4 tickets!

This voucher comes with 4 tickets and you can use anytime within 6 months. This might be perfect for expats living in Japan, or great gift to your friends/family studying or working in Japan etc. For more information, please send a message to us! Thank you.

P.S. Special thanks for talented illustrator Ericca😘

AKARI roof top light

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New roof top light has come to our classroom!
(Yes, we are always working on giving the precious and memorable cooking class experience to our guests! 🍙😉)

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Japanese superfood : Amazake *Non-alcohol

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This is Rice mold called “Koji”, one of the important and secret ingredient for making basic Japanese seasonings like Soy sauce, Miso, Sake, Rice vinegar and Mirin.

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Japanese beckoning cat “Maneki-neko”

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This is a perfect timing to start/prepare for something new!

So I bought the Japanese beckoning cat called “Maneki-neko” for the first time.
Maneki-neko is an ornamental beckoning cat. It is usually made of clay which is often found in restaurants and shops in Japan. (Well, I now have a cat and *real* dogs at home! )

025It is believed that the cat with right arm up, it brings money. And the cat with left arm up, it is believed that it brings visitors and customers. At the Maneki-neko shop in Yanaka area, I bought the traditional design one. Because I thought traditional design appeals to the guest from abroad and also I felt that this cat has nice face!

I also have another Maneki-neko! I should say Modern style Maneki-neko!! My friend Ericca, who is an illustrator created the special Maneki-neko for YJC. This cat wears the YJC’s original apron! (I am sure many of you have wore this apron in the class! )
How cute is that!!! I LOVE them all!!!

Japan’s traditional masterpiece “Kumade”

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I got Japanese traditional masterpiece “Kumade” at the famous shrine. During the Edo period, people started decorating Kumade with good luck charms and selling them at shrines, to help “raking in” success, wealth, safety and happiness. This will definitely bring good luck and many Japanese food & culture lovers this year!

This Kumade goes well with two sake barrels from Tatenokawa, the only sake company producing pure premium sake in Japan.

Come to my home/kitchen studio and find where they are in the classroom!

Happy New Year of 2017!

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Dear Japanese Food Lovers,

Happy New Year! (Akemashite Omedetou!)

Let’s keep discovering the world of Japanese cooking in 2017!!!

I am looking forward to meeting/communicating many of you through my cooking classes in person and also my YouTube channel!



Ramen & Gyoza @ Roppingi

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I had friends (and 9 months old baby) visiting from Canada for almost two weeks. So I visited some places with them. One of the memorial area is Roppongi.

When we visited there, the Christmas market was held and the illuminations near the Roppongi Hills were so beautiful.
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Japanese style hamburger @ Ueno

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Since after we moved to the center of Tokyo, my family and I visit Ueno area more often than before.

From our nearest station (TABATA station), you can go to Ueno station with minimum of 4 minutes by JR line! Awsome!!

Since I was born and raised in the northern part of Japan so I used Ueno station when I go back to my hometown.

Since Ueno area is the hub station for people from northern part of Japan, there are so many traditional shops and things to see!

One of them is “Ame-yoko”. This means American market and small shops sell second hand clothes, bags and shoes.
You can also see the Japanese food shops like snack, fish & fruit shop and etc. It’s so fun just to walk around the area.

In the area, Ueno park is known as one of the best spot to see cherry blossoms. In Spring season, people eat and drink with their friends and colleagues under the cherry trees. When you come to Tokyo in Spring, you shouldn’t miss!


After waking, please visit and rest at the shopping mall called “Atre” in the Ueno station. Then, please try the Japanese style hamburger at the Tsubame grill restaurant.

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Gunkan Curry & Yokosuka Burger @ Yokosuka

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I went to the Yokosuka with my parents and my son the other day.
Yokosuka is located in the Kanagawa prefecture, which is next to Tokyo.
It takes about less than 2 hours from Tokyo to there.

The area is famous for port and the United States Navy.
A lot of people from abroad (especially from USA) live there so you can see various cuisine restaurants.

The main purpose to visit Yokosuka was going to the “Sarushima island” (Monkey Island).
Sarushima is the only natural island in Tokyo bay and once was also used as a military fort.

Before visiting the island, we got hungry (of course!) so we visited the Yokosuka Port Market to have Lunch!
We tasted the famous food, “Yokosuka Burger” and “Gunkan curry”! And I had healthy pizza!!

After having lunch, we walked around the market that carries seasonal goods collected from Miura Peninsula and Yokosuka. (Wooo, the ice cream was delicious!)

Then, we moved to the Mikasa Pier where the Sarushima Cruise arrives and departs.

Arriving at the Sarushima island, we walked and walked a lot. It was a nice walk to enjoy the nature and see historical structures! I am sure I want to visit there again to do BBQ or Fishing with friends!

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Cut passage (Fortress site)

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