I've had the pleasure of getting to know some of Japan's most forward-thinking artisans, chefs, growers, brewers, and harvesters. With quiet passion, extreme skill, and a mind towards being good stewards of the earth, many are merging ancient techniques with modern innovation. I look forward to connecting like minded people in the industry.
Itineraries for groups of four to six in and around Kyoto to connect you to some very special people and places. Explore the world of premium ingredients, talented growers and producers, artisan craftspeople and experience how they come together in the finest dining experiences.
In collaboration with Ace Camps, an intimate behind-the-scenes experience in the beautiful southern region of Japan, off-the-radar of the tourist masses. We'll explore the intersections of food and ceramics, and the special story that interplays between them.
Join me in our hilltop home in Mirukashi for three days of cooking elegant kateryori (home cooked) meals. With the monohanako studio at arms reach and cabinets full of handmade wares we'll investigate what the season has to offer and then cook, arrange, and eat together.
With my home in Mirukashi as our base, we'll plan seasonal meals, cook them together, plate them on the myriad of Nakazato wares we find on the shelves, and feast together. They'll be one or two outings to meet local growers or producers to better understand our ingredients.
mostly cooking, a lot of eating, and a little exploring
In November we will meet with local makers, chefs, food producers, and harvesters- think soy, sake, nori, modern ceramic artists, traditional potters and more. In May we’ll explore the practices of arranging buds and branches, serving and receiving tea and sake, and plating food, setting the table, and sharing a meal.
The story of food and ceramics in Karatsu
Follow along for a visual feast at the seasonal table and be the first to know about new adventures and workshops. #epicureanideals #mirukashi