42 Guests from the U.S.

At the end of July, 42 guests from the U.S. came to Kura Cooking in a big bus.

We wondered what would happen in the hot weather, but they arrived at 5:30 p.m., so the heat had subsided a bit,

After drinking a welcome drink of ume juice, they enjoyed a stroll in the garden and a walk in the field. Everyone liked the ume juice and everyone looked at the ume trees with great interest and took pictures.

It was worthwhile to harvest a lot of plums in June and make juice from them.



This time, we used a demonstration cooking method, and everyone seemed to enjoy the cooking demo in a relaxed atmosphere.

The menu this time was ball-shaped sushi with smile mark, teriyaki chicken, summer vegetable tempura, tomato miso soup, and green tea jelly.

The summer vegetable tempura of tomato, Jew’s mallow, and burdock root was very popular!

It seemed to be their first time seeing burdock and Jew’s mallow. When we told them that Cleopatra ate Jew’s mallow every day, they were very pleased,

They also enjoyed making miso soup by adding hot water to miso balls and seemed to like it.

We are very grateful that they came all the way from a distant foreign country to visit us at Kura Cooking.

We were able to talk with them about Japanese culture, and I think they were able to feel closer to Japan.


At the same time, I am also very grateful to the members of “Let’s,” an English-speaking volunteer group that always helps me out when we have many guests from overseas.


They fried tempura, made the ball-shaped sushi, and served

They really worked hard and did a lot of physical labor.

I don’t know what I’d do without the customers who come to Kura Cooking, the “Let’s” members who always help me, and my husband who always supports me.