・Kazarimaki sushi (decorative sushi rolls) 2kinds
・Our original recipe booklet
・Certification from SAKURA
・lot of kinds of sake, beer, and wine which made in Kyoto.
・Offered in bottles or cans,and you can choose antique sake cup to drink
Kazarimaki sushi roll (Art Sushi Roll or Decoration sushi roll) has evolved in their own unique way from the technologies of Saikusushi for which the topping items of Edomae-nigiri-sushi have been creatively used and Futomaki Sushi (Thick roll of sushi) which is one of the local cuisines of Chiba prefecture.
In the world of sushi industry newly developed samples of Saiku sushi often came to be released in technology contests of sushi from the beginning of Showa period onward. The sushi rolls such as Saiku maki (roll) and Kawari maki (unique roll) were among them. They had designs such as ﬂowers, some patterns and family crests, and Japanese traditionally classical designs.
Those designs were originally of their regular customersʼ family crests and patterns and were specially popular among craftsmen and workmen in Kyoto. We can see many of them recorded in the magazines or newsletters of the unions of workers of those days.
Kazari Sushi or Art sushi roll refers to various creative types of sushi such as Nigiri Sushi (hand-formed sushi with a topping of seafood, etc), Chirashi Sushi (vinegared-rice with assorted sashimi), sushi roll, and Oshi-zushi (sushi rice and other ingredients pressed in box or mould) and Bo-Sushi (rod-shaped sushi topped with large slice of ﬁsh) that are oﬀered in sushi restaurants.
Kazari zushi or Art sushi roll, highlighting the atmosphere in event sites enriching tables at parties as it is so beautiful in appearance and also delicious, is appreciated by customers. When you say "Kazarimaki zushi or Art sushi roll", it means "Futomaki zushi or Thick roll of zushi" among these creatively designed ones.
It has been evolving day by day as the sushi roll that is pleasing to the eye and also delicious to eat, made with various designs such as modern ones of motifs based on nature and ones of animal characters that are popular among children.
Hi, I’m Aya, owner of SAKURA Experience Japanese Culture in Kyoto,Japan.
I was born in Kyoto in 1967 and I still live in the center of town as teacher for various kind of Japanese traditional culture.
I had 3000 or more guests from all over the world since I opened my classroom in the summer 2018.
My husband is a descendant of a large trading family from the Edo period called Ito. His ancestor became the Shogun’s garden advisor and developed the Somei Yoshino variety of cherry blossom which is now the Japanese national flower.
We are pleased to offer classes in Japanese home cooking, and more than 10 other kinds of cultural experience classes. My husband and I hold a number of teaching licences in Tea, Ikebana and Shodō so it’s possible to take all kinds of classes.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The closest station
Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station
How to get to the station?
From Kyoto Statioin: 10mins
Exact location provided after booking.
Becky, United States of America★★★★★
We had so much fun! You are a wonderful hostess and instructor. Thank you!
Response from Aya
Hi Becky,Thank you for coming on that day! Thank you for writing wonderfu review for me,I am very happy to had the chance to meeting you! Please come back again next time in Kyoto! See you soon!
Response from Aya
Up to 10 people can join Aya's cooking class.
Yes, Adofable! 2kind of special patterned sushi roll has a vegetarian option.
Duration of this cooking class is 1.5 hours.
Yes, Adofable! 2kind of special patterned sushi roll has a vegan option.
It costs 8800 per person.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
We accepts these cards on airKitchen.
Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.