Akira Oshima, chef of the Yamazato restaurant in Hotel Okura, is the only Japanese chef in Europe to have a Michelin star. His cuisine distinguishes itself from ‘ordinary’ Japanese sushi cuisine through its originality and authenticity. Kaiseki cuisine is based on a tradition of hundreds of years and contains a lot of symbolism and rituals. All dishes and recipes in kaiseki cuisine are made in function of celebrations or important moments throughout the year.
Twenty-two delicious dishes from the book “Kaiseki Recipes” (or Japanese haute cuisine) are photographed step by step and clearly described. Both the beginner and the seasoned cook will find something to their liking in these gems of Japanese cooking.