Kyoto Cooking Class
Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll

Sushi   Nakagyo Kyoto
★★★★★ 4


Pick Up


1.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

・Kazarimaki sushi (art sushi rolls) 2kinds
・Japanese tea or water
・Our original recipe booklet

Cooking Class Information

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.

About Host



★★★★★ (4)

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.
I hold a number of teaching licences in Tea, Ikebana and Shodō so it’s possible to take all kinds of classes.
Also I am qualified instructor of Japan Sushi Academy for sushi.
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 you our cultural classes for you!
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
See you at my class!


The closest station

Kyoto subway tozai-Line Nijo jo mae station

How to get to the station?

From Kyoto Statioin: 15mins

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Becky, United States of America


We had so much fun! You are a wonderful hostess and instructor. Thank you!

Apr 2019


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!

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Response from Aya

FAQ about Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll | Cooking class by Aya

  • How long is this cooking class by Aya?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1.5 hours.

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

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

  • How much does it cost to join Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll ?

    It costs 13200 per person.

  • Is Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll available for vegans?

    Yes, Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll has a vegan option.

  • Is Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Adorable! 2kind of special patterned art sushi roll has a vegetarian option.

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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