Many people usually think about sushi and tempura when they hear “Washoku” (Japanese cuisine), but it is actually much more than that.
It is about making the best use of seasonal ingredients, with a special emphasis put on visuals and with the unique taste of UMAMI as the main actor.
Washoku started getting more attention from all over the world after being registered on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage listin 2013 and after its health benefits started being discovered.
This time, the ICC has invited Mr. Katsuyuki Takatsu, President of Ninben Company, to hold a lecture about “Japanese cuisine and umami”.
Ninben is a katsuobushi (dried bonito) specialty store famous in Japan, established during the Edo period in 1699 in Nihonbashi.
Besides Japan, Ninben has also introduced its staple Washoku products such as Katsuobushi and Tsuyu no Moto (Japanese noodle base) in the US, Southeast Asia, Oceania and so on.
“What is the secret of the delicious Japanese food?” “What is umami?”
“What are the movements of enzymes and fermentation mechanisms that make food so rich!? You are welcome if you are interested in chemistry!”
For people who would like to know more, there will also be a Q&A session.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
★Katsuobushi present for FIRST 80 participants!
January 15th, 2019 (Tue) 6:15pm-7:45pm (Doors Open 6:00pm)
Okuma Garden House (1st floor, Bldg. 25)
Waseda Students, Staff and General Public
Talk in Japanese (Q&A in Japanese & English)
Not Required (80 seats first come first serve, standing room available)
Born in Tokyo in 1970. He is the 13th head of NINBEN. CO., LTD., katsuobushi specialty store established in 1699.
In 2010, as part of the Nihonbashi Muromachi East District Development Project, he established “NIHONBASHI DASHI BAR”, a unique bar on the 1st floor of Coredo Muromachi where people can enjoy tasting various kinds of dashi (broth). Not only does Takatsu actively promote the potential of bonito flakes, dashi and umami through his projects, but he also spreads awareness of washoku (Japanese cuisine) and dashi through food education.
NINBEN. CO., LTD.