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Join Chef Shuji to celebrate spring with the taste of satoyama, the unspoiled countryside, found both inland and on the coast of Japan.

May’s Tokyo Special explores early summer with serene tastes of satoyama packed in portable, convenient bento boxes. Made of bamboo sheath, bento boxes are antibacterial and keep food fresh and hygienic, providing a safe way to carry a lunch to the workplace or a picnic to the rice paddy.


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

A little more about satoyama…

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. The 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, May 26th!


10:30am-2:30pm Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


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


8,000¥yen/person inclusive of instruction fee, all materials, kitchen hire & kitchen hand       hire expenses, recipe handouts and tax. Minimum 3 people, maximum 8 people.


Please send a booking form by May 21st via If you have       questions, please contact Shuji at or at +81 090 5636 3669 or                   (0575) 22 0128

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