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PRIVATE Bento Making Class in Osaka
Bento is the Japanese word for a multiple compartment box used to carry home cooked meals or take-out food. The meal is single portion and usually contains meat with cooked or pickled vegetables. The compartments are divided for different courses. In Osaka and across Japan you can find bento boxes almost everywhere you travel including markets and convenience stores, rail stations and there are also bento shops. Special care is taken when filling bento boxes both the homemade and commercially prepared meals. Some meals are quite elaborate with vegetables and other foods carved into cute characters or flowers or other designs. Bento boxes are often decorated as anime or video game characters. In another style known as oekakiben boxes are made to look like flowers, plants, animals, people, and even buildings. The bento box had very humble beginnings as a lunch for field workers who needed to bring food with them. Now they can hold all manner of Japanese delicacies.
Easy Bento Box
Assembling a bento box does not require buying expensive delicacies. Make sure to prepare a meal and not just snacks. Include meat, vegetables, fruit and a dessert. If you need to make a vegetarian bento, you can substitute another vegetable for meat. A bento does not need to be fancy or to be filled with expensive delicacies. However, it must contain food that is designed to be eaten several hours after being prepared. It should look neat and have attractive arrangements. The food should also be colorful. Pack foods that will travel well and will stay separate in the box. Use your imagination!
Bento Making Class
If you have not heard of bento you are missing out on the Japanese tradition of delicious food that travels in a box. Designed with compartments for different courses or types of food bento can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. One of the unique activities held at the Makoya Osaka is a class that teaches you how to make bento boxes. Bento had humble beginnings as a way for field hands to carry their lunch when away from home. Now you can learn all about bento, the history, and the traditions. When you join the Bento Making Class in Osaka, you will discover what kinds of foods are best for bento and how to choose the freshest ingredients. An experienced instructor will teach you the background of bento and how bento are used today. Enjoy learning about a Japanese food tradition and learn to make a bento box meal. Everyone is welcome to visit the cultural center and immerse themselves in authentic Japanese culture. Make the class on creating bento a part of the experience.
– Visit the cultural center, Maikoya Osaka to learn about Japanese cooking.
– Cooking classes taught by expert instructors.
– Put on separate kimonos as a cultural experience.
– Discover the different types of Japanese home made bentos.
– Make a creative and inspirational bento in an authentic Japanese kitchen.
Includedall the ingredientskimono costume
MAIKOYAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257