Ouchigohan! – Shojin Ryori

Japanese Home Cooking - Vegetarian

May 21, 2023
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Sunday, May 21, 6 pm ET | Calculate your local time

Join us for this family-friendly online Japanese cooking class series おうちごはん!Ouchigohan! – Japanese Home Cooking and cook along with us from your own kitchen at this unique Ouchigohan event! On the menu is a vegetarian soup accompanied by rice mixed with greens, and kinpira, a side dish of root vegetables simmered in delicious Japanese seasonings! Special guest Reverend Daiko Matsuyama, a Buddhist monk from Taizo-in Temple in Kyoto, will teach us all about Shojin Ryori—traditional Buddhist cooking that focuses on plant-based ingredients such as grains, vegetables and soybeans. He will begin with a presentation on the history and significance of Shojin Ryori, followed by a Q&A, then showcase how to prepare and eat traditional temple food. Participants can make their own dishes with step-by-step guidance from TABLE FOR TWO’s Debra Samuels.

This month’s program is hosted by The Japan Society of Boston and joined by Japan Society New York, The Japan-America Society of Georgia, Japan America Society of Houston, Japan America Society of Colorado, Japan-America Society of Indiana, The Japan-America Society of Washington DC, and Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Step-by-step cooking instruction and demonstrations are provided by TABLE FOR TWO USA, which leads the innovative series “Wa-Shokuiku 和食育: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!,” dedicated to making simple, healthy, homestyle Japanese food to enjoy with friends and family.  

$15/$10 Japan Society members with code “NY”. Advance ticket purchase required through The Japan Society of Boston. One registration per family. The recipe card with ingredient list and Zoom link will be provided a few days before the event. Recommended for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Adult supervision required.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Family Programs are generously supported by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); ORIX Corporation USA; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; Richard and Momona Royce; Hiroko Onoyama; and Andrew and Estelle Ross.

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • 6:00 pm
  • Online
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $15 Nonmembers
  • $10 Members