Introduction

AKI HOME VISIT JAPAN is
"Japanese cooking and cultural both introduction" at "Home Visit".
You can experience of the Janpanese traditional home cooking,
and Japanese hospitality spirit at the same time.
Let's enjoy our cooking and culture experience!!

Local Food Wonderland!

What reminds you of Japanese food ?
Tempura? Sushi? or Ramen??

Some of the Japanese home cooking has been developed with bringing in recipes from all over the world, and transformed into new recipes just as the Japanese style. So, most of the Japanese home cooking is rich in variety. For example:

Today I grilled saury with salt, which is very typical and traditional menu in Japan. Tomorrow I’ll make Gyoza(fried dumplings), which originally came from China but Chinese eat it as boiled dumplings. The day after tomorrow I will cook Kimchi vegetable pickles with stew meat in a Nabe(pot), whose idea and ingredients came from Korea in to Japanese’s households, home cooking varies depending on the seasons, your feelings of the day, and your health conditions.

Last year I traveled to the northern part of Japan, and Kouchi prefecture (southern part of Japan). I encountered delicious local food there, their own unique food “Hitsumi soup at Morioka market” was very tasty and memorable. The soup had juicy wonton in it as well as in Kouchi. I was impressed with vegetable sushi, which was called “Inaka Sushi”, seasoning konnyaku, and bamboo shorts, vegetable like Myoga over sushi rice. They were great experiences.

If you ever visit Japan for tourism trips or business, please come and experience the delicious taste of these local food wonderland in Japan. I hope you enjoy them from the bottom of my heart.

There is a four-letter idiom Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会 "one time, one meeting") which describes a cultural concept of treasuring meetings with people. The term is often translated as "for this time only," "never again," or "one chance in a lifetime." The term reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, citing the fact that many meetings in life are not repeated. Even when the same group of people can get together again, a particular gathering will never be replicated and thus, each moment is always once-in-a-lifetime.

Every Japanese know the saying we treat foreign guest with this ideal. Please come from all over the world, and experience the Japanese cuisine our know - how, culture, with our world’s best warm hospitality at my place.

Eat with host family

Tea ceremony experience

About

Hello! My name is Aki ! I live in the suburb of the third biggest city of Japan which is Nagoya in the Tokai region.

I organize and host Japanese cooking classes for foreigners and visitors at my house. Foreigners guests from all over Japan who are visiting or want to visit Japan through sightseeing sites.

I was born in Osaka, in 1960 and grew up in Nagoya area. I have been so interested in cooking ever since. When I was a child and even now I dreamed about Takoyaki, having cooked everyday almost for 40 years. Since I was a high school student and made my bento box for myself.

I like studying languages for that reason I have studied English in a community college ] in U.S.A - L.A after graduated from high school. At that time, I met my husband there, who used to cook for a local Japanese restaurant and got married. I have been married for over 30 years having gathering countless home cooking recipes. Of course such achievement it have wouldn’t been possible without my husband help who is picky when it comes about food, as well as my mother-in-law who is an excellent cooker.

I made up my mind to work at a delicatessen in a big supermarket to practice hygiene management. It was very strictly controlled having gained a great amount of experience to learn on site such things.
I am now into salsa dancing and studying Spanish. I have been studying Spanish since 3 years ago. Because, I wanted to understand the deepness of Latin music. I always seek opportunities that I could learn as many dishes from all over the world as possible.

Yuki, Jon, Aki