Intercultural Communication Center(ICC)Waseda University

Japan’s Traditional Food “Sushi-roll” Lecture and Cooking Demonstration -Enjoy sushi made with cute flower and character patterns!- (May 20) Guest: Miwako Shinkai (Cooking Expert)


Sushi-rolls have been a familiar part of home cooking in Japan since long ago.
First created in the Edo period, as they spread from the center of Osaka to the rest of Japan, the ingredients and appearance changed and evolved to reflect the various local cultures of each place.

Abroad as well, Sushi-rolls inspired famous foods like Korea’s Gimbap and America’s California Roll which put their own unique styles on the food for us to enjoy.

Within sushi-rolls; differences in appearance based on seasons or events can also be seen, and sushi-rolls that are made with patterns and motifs based on nature or characters are called “Kazari-maki Sushi” (Decorated Sushi-roll). There are so many colourful, Instagram-friendly patterns with multiple variations that just looking at them all is a lot of fun.

Now the ICC has invited cooking expert Miwako Shinkai to give a lecture and demonstration about the Sushi-roll where you will be able to see a professional showing how to make “Kazari-maki Sushi” up close!

Come along if you want to know more about Japanese food culture, make some new friends, or you’re a sushi lover! There will be a booth with food samples available too! Don’t miss out!

★The first 50 participants will receive a special cute “merry rooms” cookie present!

Date & Time

May 20 (Mon) 2019, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (Doors open 4:15pm)


Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg 25)


Waseda University Students & Staff


Japanese & English


Free (Food sampling fee 200yen)


Not required

Guest Profile: Miwako Shinkai

Founded the Japan Icebox Cookies Association in August 2016, currently holds”Kazari-maki” Sushi-roll and icebox cookies lesson at her special workshop inIkebukuro.

She is also the lecturer of the “Kazari-maki” Sushi-roll Certification Courseat Tokyo Sushi Academia.


Kazari-maki Sushi and Sweets School: merry rooms(


Tel: 03-5286-3990
E-mail:[email protected]

  • 0520



Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg 25)


Fri, 08 Mar 2019

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