With the basic idea and method of Shojin ryori, traditional vegan cuisine at the bouddhist temple, we will learn how to prepare the vegetables with different kinds of seasonings and various style of cooking.
It will also be a special occasion to learn directly from Mari Fujii who is the specialist of Shojin ryori and author of many books including the one in English, “Enlightened Kitchen”.
In the class, 9 dishes are made which are based on the principles of making Shojin ryori in the Buddhist temples.
・Five colors (green, yellow, red, black, and white), five flavors (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami), five cooking methods (frying, boiling, grilling, steaming, raw).
・The seasonings (shoyu, miso, vineger, salt, mirin, spices), ingredients (sesame, tofu, umeboshi, konjac…)
・You will learn the basics and also the historical background and many practical ideas.
Hello & Bonjour. I've been organising the Japanese style Shojin & vegan cooking classes in English and French with several specialists. It is my pleasure to present many differents ideas and bases with which you can continue cooking when you will be back home. The class will take place at my apartement in Kamakura, known for the historical sites (Great buddha, the first zen temple, one of the biggest shrine in Japan etc). You could also go to the beach, 7 min walk from our place.
The closest station
How to get to the station?
From Tokyo station: 60mins
Free pick up service
This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!
Exact location provided after booking.
We learned so much in our cooking class, I don’t even know where to begin! It was very nice to learn about how you can manipulate the flavours of very simple ingredients to make several dishes incredibly unique. Naoko speaks amazing English, French and Japanese, and was incredibly warm and welcoming. Not only that, but arranging the dishes to be presentable in a nice way was very fun. We felt super welcomed and learned so much about Buddhist cuisine. I can thank you enough Naoko! Thank you for being so warm and accommodating, and for teaching us so much!
It costs 4500 per person.
Please go to Kamakura station which takes 60 mins from Tokyo station. Then Naoko (host) will pick you up there!
Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.
Yes, Shojin Cuisine, Japanese style vegan cooking workshop by Mari Fujii has a vegan option.
Yes, Shojin Cuisine, Japanese style vegan cooking workshop by Mari Fujii has a vegetarian option.
Up to 8 people can join Naoko's cooking class.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
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Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.