Akiko

Akiko

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I was born in Osaka, grew up in a suburb of Nagoya. I have been interested in food ever since.

When I was a kid, my mother was not so good at cooking. When I was in highschool, I used to make my bento myself. I've been cooking everyday for almost 40 years. After graduating from high school, I studied abroad in a college in California. Then I moved to L.A. where I met my husband who was a chief cook of a restaurant in Little Tokyo. He is so picky about food because his mother was an excellent cook. Thanks to them, I have countless recipes now.

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11 Reviews for Akiko

  • Marty Marty

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya One of the things that I think truly makes travel rewarding is when you get away from the typical tourist attractions and spend time with people in normal situations. So ,u wife and I jumped at the opportunity to spend our last evening in Japan with Akiko and her daughter with a tea ceremony and preparing a typical Japanese dinner. Communication with Akiko was great and she met us at the station promptly and took us a short drive to her house. There we met Meg, who led the tea ceremony. Next we helped Akiko in preparing a wonderful meal for the four of us. Great conversation throughout the whole process about anything and everything. Lots of laughs the whole evening. One of Akiko's friends leads a local drum school and we were fortunate enough that they were practicing that evening, so we went there after dinner. It was amazing watching the skill of these young musicians, and the joy they displayed. I even got a little time on the drums with them! Definitely a worthwhile activity if you have the time. All in all, I can not say enough nice things about our evening with Akiko and highly recommend this activity!

  • Astrid Astrid

    Dress in a real silk Kimono near Nagoya

    Dress in a real silk Kimono near Nagoya Both Akiko-san and Hisae-san were very welcoming. Hisae-san picked me up from the station and dropped me off afterward too.

    Hisae-san was pleased to share her love of kimono. She even showed me how to wear a Yukata properly. She was very knowledgable.
    I can say for certainty I made a new friend today.

    Thank you very much!

  • Kerri Kerri

    Experience Pretty sweets (Nerikiri) making in Nagoya

    Experience Pretty sweets (Nerikiri) making in Nagoya My daughter and I enjoyed our class with Fumie. Fumie made us feel very welcome in her home and began the day serving us delicious sweets and iced tea. We leaned how to make four decorative mochi sweets. I loved the little Mount Fuji with sprinkles to depict snow and my daughter loved the little multi-color balls we made. Fumie was very patient with us and showed us useful techniques. She made interesting conversation with us and even made us beautiful cards with our names written in kanji. At the end of the class Fumie gave us a cute insulated tote bag to bring our treats back with us. We will remember this as a unique and fun experience of our day in Nagoya.

  • Joey Joey

    Experience Pretty sweets (Nerikiri) making in Nagoya

    Experience Pretty sweets (Nerikiri) making in Nagoya A great experience in making Nerikiri for me and my Husband where we can enjoy matcha tea with my finished Nerikiri. Fumie san is very friendly and she prepared everything for me to just go and learn and enjoy the fun.

  • Joey Joey

    Dress in a real silk Kimono near Nagoya

    Dress in a real silk Kimono near Nagoya My Husband and me had an enjoyable day in kimono wearing for the 1st time. Both Akiko and Saya had shared a lot of the kimono wearing and the culture with us..Very friendly ladies. Definitely a great experience.