Green Tea Study Group

At Hibiya, a green tea cafe in Ginza, they invite Japan’s very first certified green tea instructor to teach tea lovers like myself about tea.  They hold this class bi-monthly. There are only 30 seats available and an advanced reservation is required.  The cost for this class is 5500 yen per person including tax.  After we…

How to prepare Sencha tea

The Tokyo Kotsukaikan building is situated just in front of the JR Yurakucyo station near OIOI and Loft.  It used to be the Tokyo City Hall but now it is a building that provides rental spaces for businesses.  There are a lot of antenna stores so to speak for each prefecture in Japan to advertise their local…

Fruit parfait with Sencha

There are many green tea cafes in Ginza.  This one is on the main street.  It is called Kitchoan.  The first floor is a confectionary shop, but on the second floor there is a small, hidden tea house for you to enjoy various kinds of green tea and sweets. They use different fruits for their fruit parfait…

Brown Rice Vegetarian Sushi

Many hundreds of years ago, sushi in Japan was first made using red vinegar.  Nowadays, you can only purchase this vinegar at specialty stores because people no longer use it at home.  I purchased a bottle of this red vinegar and decided to make a vegetarian sushi. This is a tool to shape rice. Red vinegar. Mix the red…