If you enjoy playing with your food, this is the cooking class for you! Kazarimaki sushi (decorative sushi rolls) are sushi rolls that consist of rice wrapped in nori (seaweed) with have a design in the center made out of various ingredients or colored rice! In this Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class, you will learn to make not one, but two styles of decorative sushi! They’re almost too photogenic to eat (but you won’t have to struggle too much with eating them, because decorative sushi also happens to be delicious)! They’re the perfect treat to learn to impress friends and family (especially kids!) or to spruce up your Instagram feed.
You’ll also be able to wear traditional Japanese clothes during this class. Just come 10 minutes before the class start time, and you’ll get some help putting on a kimono, samue, yukata, or karate/kendo uniform. As you enjoy some refreshments, you’ll hear an introduction to the art of decorative sushi. Then, your cooking instructor will teach you to make perfectly seasoned sushi rice and roll your own decorative sushi! The host will also take photos for you during the class, which will be sent to your email afterward. You’ll also get to take home a recipe book along with your new sushi skills!
Vegetarians and vegans are welcome to join! The decorative sushi is made using rice vinegar, sugar, sesame, vegetable, and nori (seaweed). To color the rice, all-natural plant pigments are used. The red pigment is made from fermented red rice, blue is extracted from algae, orange is extracted from Japanese mustard, and green/yellow comes from the gardenia fruit. You can be assured that with all-natural ingredients, your decorative sushi will be just as wholesome as it is delicious!
All ingredients necessary to make decorative sushi (2 types)
Traditional Japanese clothes
Photos from the class
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking class takes place in a 140-year-old machiya. Address will be shared upon booking confirmation. It is located just a 2-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station (Tozai Line & Karasuma Line, Kyoto Municipal Subway).
Please come to the class 10 minutes before the start time to change into traditional Japanese clothes