Yamgata Cooking Class
"Zen" omusubi experience


Pick Up


2 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

・"Zen" omusubi (rice ball of white rice)
・organic miso soup
・Japanese vegitable pickles

  • Rice


    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

Cooking Class Information

In this class, you will learn how to cook rice with Donabe(Earthenware pot). You will cook rice from the first step and make a round perfect rice balls like sushi.

This class may place in my kitchen You may play with my child and other kids in the class while waiting to be cooked or after eating.

I am also a salt coordinator. You will learn how to taste Japanese sea salt, onsen salt, and rock salt, and to match to ingredients.

Have a special experience with us!

About Host



Hello. My name is Eri. I am a mother of 7 years old daughter. I live with my husband and my daughter.

The place you are cooking is 2 room apartment which I rent for afterschool classroom. 2-3 min. walking from the nearest station.

I can teach you the new way of making rice balls called "hikari no omusubi". This technic was taught by sushi master, Zenichi Ishikawa. It is also called "Zen" omusubi. You may experience the "Zen" spirit through making this special omusubi.

I would like to teach you the Japanese spirits through this experience.

I had many roommates and friends all over the world in my life. Plus, my major and interest are in Anthropology.

I have a deep understandings with different cultures and religions.

I also expect for guests to respect us as different people.


The closest station

Higashikanai Station

How to get to the station?

From Yamagata Station: 5mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about "Zen" omusubi experience | Cooking class by Eri

  • How much does it cost to join "Zen" omusubi experience ?

    It costs 3000 per person.

  • How to get to the place where "Zen" omusubi experience being held?

    Please go to Higashikanai Station which takes 5 mins from Yamagata Station. Then Eri (host) will pick you up there!

  • Is "Zen" omusubi experience available for vegans?

    Yes, "Zen" omusubi experience has a vegan option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Eri?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2 hours.

  • Is "Zen" omusubi experience available for vegetarians?

    Yes, "Zen" omusubi experience has a vegetarian option.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Eri's cooking class?

    Up to 4 people can join Eri's cooking class.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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