Emi is a Tokyo native and the founder of Emi’s Kitchen.
After working under renowned chefs for a decade, she decided to pursue her dream of opening her own cooking school, so she could combine her passion for cooking with her love of learning new cultures, as well as sharing her own culture with others.
Emi's Kitchen officially opened in the summer of 2017 and Emi has been teaching Japanese cooking classes ever since.
At Emi’s Kitchen, guests will learn how to make many varietes of sushi, as well as learn how to cook popular home-style Japanese dishes, including gyoza dumplings and yellowtail teriyaki.
Not only is Emi excited to teach people how to cook Japanese food, she loves to meet people from different backgrounds.
She finds that cooking with other people is a fun way to start a conversation about other cultures.
For example, she learned that it’s difficult to find specific fish and seafood in the United Kingdom because their seafood is often exported to other European countries.
Most recently, a Brazilian transportation worker also remarked that Japan is one of the leading countries in transporting fresh fish to the country since they value the culture of eating raw fish.
By the end of the cooking class, you’ll have learned more than just how to make sushi or gyoza.
Throughout the class, Emi will speak about the Japanese culture and history behind the dishes.
She’ll also teaches guests about local Japanese etiquette, leaving them with a wealth of knowledge to use when traveling around Tokyo and wider Japan.
Emi’s ultimate goal is that her students have fun with cooking and learn authentic Japanese home-style cooking.
Classes can be conducted in English or Japanese, and are suitable for all levels. Are you ready to get cooking with Emi?
Visiting during cherry blossom season from late March to late April?
Emi offers a guided walk through a local park to enjoy the sakura blossoms along with a cooking class.