Discover Mino Culture through a Historical Cooking Experience

【OUTLINE】
Learn how to create a healthy meal from the Taisho era (1912-1926), in a mysteriously calm, simple, and beautiful space on the second floor of a 120-year-old townhouse from the Meiji era (1868-1912). The details of every small dish will help heal your soul.

Breakaway from the monotony of your every day and learn about the historical culture of Mino and experience a different daily life.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Experience making traditional Japanese vegetarian cuisine in a simple and beautiful house.
・Enjoy relaxing in an elegant space that combines modern and traditional style from 100 years ago.
・Learn how to set up tables using antique tableware that has been carefully used for 100 years in a modern style, and how to use chopsticks.
・After your meal, you will have the opportunity to sample “amazake” (a non-alcoholic version) from Gifu prefecture.
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Mino, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




【OUTLINE】
Learn how to create a healthy meal from the Taisho era (1912-1926), in a mysteriously calm, simple, and beautiful space on the second floor of a 120-year-old townhouse from the Meiji era (1868-1912). The details of every small dish will help heal your soul.

Breakaway from the monotony of your every day and learn about the historical culture of Mino and experience a different daily life.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Experience making traditional Japanese vegetarian cuisine in a simple and beautiful house.
・Enjoy relaxing in an elegant space that combines modern and traditional style from 100 years ago.
・Learn how to set up tables using antique tableware that has been carefully used for 100 years in a modern style, and how to use chopsticks.
・After your meal, you will have the opportunity to sample “amazake” (a non-alcoholic version) from Gifu prefecture.

Mino City, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, is a lovely town just a short bus ride away from Gifu City. It has its own rich history of art and craftsmanship such as “washi” Japanese paper. During the Edo era (1603 – 1868) and Meiji era (1868 – 1912), Mino was a prosperous merchant town mainly based in washi paper production and trading. To protect the houses from fire, the rich merchants installed Udatsu (a firewall built at the end of a roof) to their roofs.

Nowadays you can see the Udatsu-lined streets in the heart of the city, bathing in the warm glow of paper lanterns made of Mino Washi.

On this one day activity, you will learn homemade Japanese food in one of the merchant’s old houses while relaxing in a private atmosphere.

Gain a deeper understanding of Japanese history and culture, and eat lunch with coordinating a table using antique tableware that has been used for 100 years. Are you ready to learn how to prepare a healthy lunch using fresh local ingredients?
Enjoy spending quality time while enjoying Japanese food!

【What are Udatsu?】
Udatsu are firewalls that are built with the ends of the roof raised one level to prevent similar fires from burning.

Stop At:

• Mino, Mino, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu
• Udatsu no Agaru Street, Mino 501-3701 Gifu Prefecture

Sample Menu

• Vegetarian homemade Japanese food – Traditional and authentic Japanese cuisine