In the comfortable atmosphere of our Japanese household, we would like to share our love of Japanese traditional culture and food with you! During this Rolled Sushi Bento Making Class in Kamakura, we will be making a bento with local ingredients. Bento is a Japanese lunch box that is often made for children by mothers, usually consisting of rice and 3-4 side dishes. During this bento making class, you will learn how traditional Japanese home cooking, including dishes like tamagoyaki (rolled omelette), teriyaki chicken, octopus-shaped sausage, and other typical bento dishes. But the main highlight of this bento making class is learning to make rolled sushi from scratch! It’s so easy that even small children can try it (and sometimes they’re even better than the adults)!
After cooking the dishes and rolling sushi, you’ll pack everything together in the bento, making a colorful and cute arrangement using your imagination! This cooking class emphasizes “local production for local consumption.” So, Kamakura vegetables will add pops of color to your bento while supporting local farmers and producers. But after you have perfected your bento, the experience is not over yet! You’ll try two other Japanese handicrafts, the art of origami (making your own chopstick holder) and Japanese calligraphy (writing your name on a sticker).
This bento making experience takes place at Yoko’s house, from which Kamakura’s Inamuragasaki Beach is easily accessible. Kamakura is a delightful hamlet with around 65 temples and 19 shrines, a lovely day trip away from Tokyo. Inamuragasaki Station is located near the sea and Inamuragasaki Onsen (a hot spring facility), so the cooking class is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing beach or onsen trip!
Lunch box with sushi rolls and 3-4 side dishes
Recipes to take home
Handmade geisha toothpick
Origami and Japanese calligraphy lesson (make chopstick holder and write your name in Japanese)
Transportation fee to the location is not included
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is at Yoko's home near Inamuragasaki Station
Class will be held at Yoko's home near Inamuragasaki Station.
It takes about 1 hour from Tokyo Station to Kamakura station by JR. Inamuragasaki Station is the 6th stop from Kamakura Station by Enoden line (takes 10 minutes).