On Jan. 24, Shota Nakajima, a chef and owner of NAKA on Capitol Hill, taught Seattle residents how to hand-roll sushi as part of an initiative to make Japanese cuisine a regular staple in local households. The event was held at the Pike Place Market Atrium Loft.
The event was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan, with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle and featured the culinary philosophy of washoku, which involves preparing food to provide both nutritional balance and aesthetic harmony.
While this event is the first of its kind in Seattle, it is part of an international series hosted by the Japanese ministry. (end)