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10 minute walk from JR Uenoshiba Station

Japanese food is famous throughout the world for its beauty and taste.
It may also be the best in the world in terms of health and beauty benefits.
In our classes, we will introduce Japanese-style medicinal cuisine that is both healthy and delicious.
Join us for a lesson and experience medicinal cooking.

What is Yakuzen?

Yakuzen, or medicinal cooking, is a cuisine that contributes to good physical health.
Our bodies are affected by various external factors.
Yakuzen cuisine is prepared according to the season, the climate, where we live, and our individual physical health.

Yakuzen cuisine is based on the theories of Chinese medicine.
Japanese-style medicinal herbs take into account the climate, seasons, and geographical features of Japan. Thus, the theory of medicinal herbs can be arranged according to the specific place you live.

Soybeans are one of the main components of a healthy diet for Japanese people.
Soybeans are processed into a variety of foods such as tofu, natto, and miso.
Natto (fermented soybeans), miso (fermented soybean paste), and many other foods made from soybeans are indispensable for maintaining the health of Japanese people. In our classes, we also introduce a wide variety of dishes using soybeans.

A wide variety of menus using seasonal ingredients

Spring

As the cold of winter gradually disappears, our metabolism becomes more active.
During this period of extreme temperature differences and other factors, the autonomic nervous system is disturbed and emotions are unsettled.
In Yakuzen (Chinese herbal cooking), in order to regulate our physical condition during the spring season, we build our menus around seasonal green vegetables, especially aromatic mitsuba, garland chrysanthemum, celery, broccoli, and so on.
Soy products, which are in-season this time of year, are also an essential part of the spring menu.

Summer

Summer in Japan is characterized by high temperatures and humidity.
During this time of the year, summer vegetables with properties that cool down the body and foods with properties that drain excess water from the body are used to keep the body in good shape.
Vegetables that cool down the body include colorful summer vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, pumpkin, and eggplant. Foods that drain excess water and prevent swelling include beans and corn.
High temperatures make it difficult to sleep at night, leading to sleep deprivation.
Mint tea is recommended before bed to calm the body's heat and help you get a good night's sleep.

Autumn

This is the time of year when temperatures gradually drop and the air becomes drier, making it easier to get sick. When the body is deprived of moisture due to dryness, viruses can easily invade the body, and the low temperatures can weaken the immune system.
Foods that replenish moisture and foods that maintain body temperature are important during this time of year.
White root vegetables, radishes, lotus roots, turnips, and nuts keep the body hydrated.
Nuts contain good oils and are very effective for beautiful skin and hair.

Winter

This is the coldest and driest time of the year.
Cold air penetrates through the skin and respiratory tract, depriving the body of heat.When the body is cold, the immune system is weakened, causing colds, stomach aches, and chills. It is important to eat foods that warm the body during this time.
The meat that warms the body the most is lamb. And following the fall, it is also important to eat white vegetables, which retain water in the body.
According to medicinal herbs, dry seaweeds such as wakame, nori, and kelp are also important during this time of year to keep the body in good shape.

Ingredients have a variety of benefits.
Yakuzen cuisine is a cooking method that contributes to beauty and health by correctly selecting and cooking ingredients according to the season and climate, maximizing the efficacy of the ingredients.
We propose a menu that suits your individual physical health and the season.

We propose a menu that suits your constitution and the season.

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Schedule/Fee

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Lesson Tim
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lesson fee
10,000 yen including materials
Reservation
Select your desires date from the available dates on the calendar
Lesson Structure
1. Classroom lecture on medicinal herbs
2. Cooking practice
3. Enjoy the cooked medicinal herbs dishes
4. Tea time (tea and sweets will be served)

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations can be made from one week to three days prior to the reservation date.
We will charge 50% of the original fee.
Cancellations made later than three days prior to the reservation date will be charged the full amount.