We were greeted by Junko and her daughter Mai along with Michi E, a close friend and fellow member of WAK (Women's Association of Kyoto) Japan, an organization that provides overseas visitors chances to see daily life in Japan and to experience the traditional culture.
This is a specially shaped pan to cook what is essentially an eggroll (omlet) and the technique was mastered by Pam!
The 'special' flour used for tempura....
I especially loved this copper pot....look at the measuring lines inside!
Capturing the moment!
Here is one sushi before it was 'rolled'. We had to spread out the sticky rice and it's not as easy as it sounds. You have to continually dip your fingers into water to prevent it from sticking on your hands.
Next, cut the sushi into sections. Again, the knife has to be wiped with a wet cloth after each slice to prevent the rice from sticking to it! That's it Pam!!!
A special lunch for Pam's special day! Wilbur, you can't keep the apron!
Here's Yoshie, our wonderful teacher.
Yoshie checks our work and then gives us the 'stamp' (seal) of approval!
Well done.....lets see how our Ikebana skills are....Mieko, our teacher will do a demonstration first.
Great job Wilbur!
What a perfect day!