WASHOKU or Japanese cuisine is the exact one representing our culture which is not only healthy but also expresses the beauty of nature and the changing seasons (in Japan). I, Noriko Tominaga, the founder of WASHOCOOK, noticed that there could be lots of opportunities to teach Japanese cooking to foreigners thorough my experiences during working for international companies and traveling abroad for years. Foreigners usually think cooking Japanese cuisine is not very easy though they are interested in incorporating Japanese foods into their daily meals. In addition, if they can learn Japanese culture and experience Japanese home through Japanese cooking, it would please them.
Let’s turn Japanese animation into boxed bento lunch! With my cartoonist friend, we’ll design and make boxed lunch, using fresh ingredients of the season. Cutting seaweed and sheet of cheese so tha...
You'll make traditional, easy to prepare Japanese dishes. It's time to start cooking. Each dish should only take about 20 minutes. There are plenty of complicated and time-consuming Japanese dishes...
We'll make Character Sushi (Deco-Sushi) at Yotsuya where is like a secret hideaway! Then we'll make " Deco-sushi" by pushing several layers of sushi and rice into a mold to make an ...
We offer an unprecedented old private house experience at “Slam Dunk” Pilgrimage. You can enjoy making haracter lunch box making at this special location.
You'll learn how to make the animation char...
Our teacher Ai was wonderful! She emailed clear instructions to us and greeted us outside the apartment. The cooking studio was clean, quaint, and she was extremely patient with my three boys aged 7 to 9! We made the most adorable totoro bento box, it was delicious! Ai was so warm and kind and even gave little gifts for my boys at the end of the class. Thank you and we will definitely book another session next time we visit Osaka!
My two teenage daughters and I took this class and had a wonderful time. It was a good change of pace for a morning, we had fun and learned skills we can use at home. Masuko was a great teacher, patient and kind and definitely included all of us! She was able to adapt the menu to exclude red meat which we appreciated. We made dashi, miso soup, tamagoyaki (omelette ) rice balls seasoned with baby sardine sauce, grilled marinated salmon and fish and asparagus rolls( usually beef). It made for a delicious hearty lunch. Masuko gave us detailed recipe print outs with both writing and photographs . She also told us lots of extra information about techniques, ingredients and equipment - including where to get them in Tokyo. Overall an experience we’d highly recommend.
It was an enjoyable experience making Cartoon Character Bento making:)
I had the best time of my life! Luckily I was all by myself and got an exclusive introduction to the world of bento making! It was real fun and would do it again and again! Don’t miss this class when you are in Tōkyō!
Ai was really kind and welcoming. She explained everything in detail and made us feel like home. Hope to go back to Japan soon and until than we will try making our own bento boxes at home :)
Teachers are nice and funny. It was wonderful to have Ai taught us how to make beautiful and delicious Japanese bento. If you are looking for home style cooking lesson, you definitely have to join this class.
One of my unforetable experiences in Tokyo. The teachers were all very friendly and helpful. The character bento was so cute! The only thing I would change is more clear cut instructions on how to find the place. Google maps led me to the other side of the street and the picture of the front door was totally different. It's more accurate to say that the school is in the building facing the main road. The school even goes by a different name to Washocook
This class was the perfect length and the teacher was so so nice. It was fun and the food was good. There was no one else in the class but us. She even gave us the recipe and specific instructions to take home. Great experience!
Mariko and her staff were so pleasant, so well-spoken and extremely knowledgeable. Our family did this together and it was the perfect level of challenge for all of us. We enjoyed our meal and time with the team.
This is it! This is definitely a gamechanger! We are from Canada and i brought my son with me for the Holidays. We took this class as our activity for the last two days in Japan. I love Japanese food but my son is quite picky eater. But when we started learning this home bento dishes, oh my he became very excited and i am very pleased with the chef. She was so kind and understanding and really creative. I was happy we took this class, i learned a lot. Now i can make Bento creatively at home and my son, surprisingly loved our finished products.
Really nice and kind instructor with detail to be followed, I was lucky enough to have a class in Kamakura area in traditional Japanese house, and there were many assistant to help almost 1:1, and Charabento may look difficult at first but if you follow the instruction you will find it very easy to do and fun... We really had a great time there like making friends. Highly recommend it...
This was a good experience in the heart of Tokyo. As it is near so many other sites, it is easily incorporated into a larger itinerary or as a stand alone activity.
Had so much fun!! They were very kind and understood my religion belief and provided substitutes for anything I do not eat. The class was fun and I enjoyed so much! Would definitely recommend it.
We had a hard time to get to the class via the adress (Google Maps doesn't know it). Lucky the description from Noriko-san was good. We were 15 minutes late - so sorry. They waited for us. It was a mixed class with people from 4 different countries. The bento making itself was nice. We made everything ourselve step by step. The result was so cute! At the end we ate the bento together.
The class was great. We learned a lot about everyday cooking.
We had so much fun! Teachers were so nice, kind and patient. Instructions were always clear and teachers perfectly know how to explain and make it fun. We shared a really nice moment together and definitely recommend to anyone traveling in Japan to enjoy this cooking class.
must try when you visit Tokyo... Noriko was very friendly and very detailed when she explained the cooking class... she also gave tips about the ingredients and where to buy them. very recommended and i would love to do another cooking classes next time around.