Announcement! April's Tokyo Special offers a gateway to the taste of satoyama!

On April 28th, in bustling Tokyo, join Chef Shuji to celebrate spring with the taste of satoyama—the  unspoiled countryside—with a fresh, seasonal, nutrient-rich menu. Spots are limited, so sign up today!

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As seen in the animated film Totoro, satoyama includes harmonious green forests & fields, rice paddies, clean rivers with fish like ayu, as well as the village people who live in this lush environment. It is the diverse myriad of ecosystems that make up the vibrant Japanese landscape. This Japanese term is now used in the World Conference of the Third Party, international discussions on bio-diversity and sustainable economic future.

Visitors from overseas can enjoy satoyama experiences in Gifu Prefecture, where Chef Shuji resides and offers washoku workshops to his guests, using local ingredients and hand-picked sansai, wild vegetables. In May, with an abundance of sansai shooting out of the fertile Gifu soil, satoyama reaches full force.

But for those of you who can’t make it out to Seki, please join Chef Shuji in Tokyo on Tuesday, April 28th!

This month's menu is packed full of wild, freshly picked sansei vegetables. Check it out below!


Please note that the scheduled menu may change due to the availability of seasonal seafood and vegetables


When:    10:30am-2:30pm Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Place:   Ouchi Gohan Daikanyama “Raku 楽” 4-2 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0033 (tel.) Mrs. Michiyo Yano at (03) 3477 0488

Cost:    9,000¥yen/person for a group of 6-8 people; 10,000¥/person for a group of 4-5 people; inclusive of instruction fee, all materials, kitchen hire & kitchen hand hire expenses, recipe handouts and tax

Book:    Please send a booking form on this pageIf you have any questions, please contact Shuji at or at +81 090 5636 3669 or (0575) 22 0128.

Notes: BYO apron and pen