26American tourists came to Kura Cooking

They enjjoyed meal in tatami room(zashiki)

Kura Cooking’s first big event!

Twenty-six tourists from the U.S. came to Kura Cooking to experience Japanese cooking.

They arrived in such a large bus.

The bus arrived!

They walked a few meters to enter the gate and strolled around the garden.

In the garden

Afterwards, they popped into the tatami room

Golden screen and table
They enjoyed welcome drink


While enjoying a welcome drink of homemade lemon honey、 Yuko Asano introduced herself, talked about Kura Cooking, Ohinasama(dolls for the Girl’s festival), Kinbyobu(golden screen), and etc. After she explained the recipe, the guests put on aprons.

Then, it was time to go to the cooking room!


Let’s start cooking
At cooking room


They made uiro, teriyaki chicken, simmered root vegetables, ball shaped sushi, and miso soup in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Teriyaki chicken with crispy skin
Miso soup
Making ball shaped sushi

The ball shaped Sushi even has a face on it!


For vegetarians

instead of teriyaki chicken, we used dried tofu, and instead of smoked salmon and tuna, we made yuba (tofu skin) and paprika ball shaped sushi.

sushi For vegetarian
dried tofu for vegetarian

They moved to the tatami room for a toast and a little sake!


Eating and chatting time

I hope they had a relaxing time in the old Japanese house, eating our own Japanese food.

At the end of the tour, we saw the bus off, wishing them a safe and enjoyable rest of their trip.

Good bye~

Preparation, hospitality・・・ it was all new to me, but I am filled with gratitude for having had such a valuable experience. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to my friends and husband who helped me.

I am sure our ancestors were surprised and pleased.

I hope we can have more events like this in the future, and that is why I am writing this report!