Calligraphy & Cooking (Chirashi or Maki Sushi) in Chiba

Organized by Chieko
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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Become a sushi pro at Chieko’s cooking class in Chiba! Make chirashi (scattered) or maki (rolled) sushi & side dishes. Includes pick-up from Chiba station, take-home recipes, & calligraphy lessons.
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Guests will be picked up from Chiba Station by the host
Learn authentic Japanese cooking techniques from a certified cooking instructor
Learn how to make chirashi or maki sushi & side dishes at a home cooking class in Chiba
Take home English-language recipes to recreate the dishes at home
Learn the art of calligraphy
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Do you want to acquire Japanese cooking skills? Do you have a hankering for sushi? Seeking a seaside escape just outside of Tokyo? You’re in the right place! Join Chieko for a sushi class at her home kitchen in Chiba. Choose between making chirashi (scattered) or maki (rolled) sushi, plus various seasonal side dishes. After enjoying your handmade meal, learn the art of brush and ink with a calligraphy lesson. Chieko, a culinary enthusiast and cultural ambassador from Tokushima, has journeyed from the tranquil landscapes of her hometown to the lively cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Los Angeles. With a family legacy in agriculture and a passion ignited by her mother's cooking, Chieko's appreciation for harmonizing ingredients flourished. Now a certified Japanese Cooking instructor, Chieko founded her cooking school in Chiba to share Japanese cuisine with overseas travelers. During this home-cooking experience, you can choose between making chirashi (scattered) or maki (rolled) sushi. You’ll also make small dishes like miso soup and seasonal vegetable sides. Chirashi means ‘scattered’ or ‘to scatter’, where the dish gained its name. Traditionally served on special occasions like Hinamatsuri (Girls' Day), chirashi sushi showcases an array of fresh and seasonal ingredients scattered on top of seasoned sushi rice. Maki sushi (rolled sushi) boasts a contemporary evolution rooted in convenience. The origin of maki sushi traces back to the Edo period when street vendors wrapped fish and rice in seaweed to create a portable meal. After you've made and enjoyed your handmade meal, learn the art of Japanese calligraphy! Write your favorite Japanese words, names, or characters (hiragana, katakana, kanji). Experience flow: Pick up from Chiba Station and head to the experience location Exchange greetings, settle in, and head to the kitchen Learn about Japanese cooking techniques and tools Make chirashi or maki sushi and side dishes Enjoy your handmade meal Calligraphy lesson
Inclusions
Ingredients to make chirashi OR maki sushi and various side dishes
A bilingual (Japanese & English) certified cooking instructor
A handmade meal at the end of the cooking class
Calligraphy lesson
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
JR Chiba Station
Remarks
Guests can choose between making chirashi sushi or maki sushi
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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It’s not just about Disney and Narita Airport in Tokyo’s westward neighbor — Chiba is also a must-visit for sports, nature, agriculture, and history, giving the capital a real run for its money.
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Earliest available date: June 21, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals