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Enjoying the opportunity to sample and enjoy Japanese food is one of the most popular attractions at the Festival! Our Culinary Arts Pavilion will return with new chefs and opportunities to learn how easy it can be to cook Japanese food at home. There will be Japanese cooking demonstrations and discussions all day and samples will be available for the demonstrated recipes!

2017 PERFORMER CHEFS
Thomas Park
Thomas Park
Chef Thomas Park heads up the kitchen at Perrys Restaurant in Adams Morgan. His culinary career includes time at Uchi, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Daikaya, and spans from Austin, TX to Washington DC. He will be making fluffy Japanese pancakes and is excited to demonstrate how easy it is to make Japanese food at home!
Yoshitaka Nishino
Yoshitaka Nishino
We are very proud to have demonstrating at our Culinary Arts Pavilion our stage Yoshitaka Nishino, CEO of Matsukawaya Co. His company is world renowned for wagashi (Japanese sweets) that are "art for the five senses": beautiful shapes and colors, sweetly fragrant, creative names, and most important - they taste delicious! Come learn about the tradition of hand-made wagashi from a master!
Sakurai
Sakurai
Culinary Arts Pavilion will be Wasan Restaurant from Brooklyn, New York. Chef Sakurai will be demonstrating how to make chawanmushi – one of Japan’s most popular savory egg custard appetizers. The ingredients are easy – chicken stock, egg and other favorite ingredients.