Making Sushi with mom/DAD  
sat. july 27 at 11:00am

Learn Japanese vocabulary and basic expressions as well as Japanese food culture and table manners, while making sushi under the instruction of a professional chef from the Sushi Chef Institute (

This course is designed for kids 8 years old and up and their accompanying their parents or guardians*. The entire sushi menu is fun and easy for children to make at home with Mom and Dad.  No prior Japanese language experience necessary.

*Up to two children can participate with one adult.


  • Dates: Sat., July 27 (1 meeting) This workshop has been cancelled.
  • Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Total hours: 2.5 hours
  • Fee: $25 for a child, $40 for an accompanying adult (Class material included)
  • Age: 8 years old and older
  • Class size: 20 people
  • Location
    Miracle Mile: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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      • Menu & Ingredients:

Inari sushi, Roll heart sushi, Temari sushi, Nigiri sushi 
Inari sushi (Fried tofu, Fish cake, Nori)
Roll heart sushi (Imitation crab, Avocado,Cucumber, Sesame, Soy paper
Temari sushi (Egg, Mitsuba, Pickled burdock)
Nigiri sushi* (Salmon)  *will be made by Chef Andy

  • Instructors

 Andy Matsuda: Professional chef and founder of Sushi Chef Institute (

“We have chosen a special menu for children and their parents to enjoy together. We hope you create many priceless memories this summer.”

Chef Andy Matsuda, born near Kobe, Japan and trained as a sushi chef in Osaka, has worked in Little Tokyo, Santa Monica, Aspen, and New York.  In 2002, he started a sushi chef training school in Los Angeles, where he teaches beginners and professionals from all over the world. He has now certified more than 1000 chefs, and was chosen as one of “100 Japanese People the World Respects” in the Japanese edition of Newsweek.

Yuka Kitazono: JF Nihongo Instructor

"Let’s learn some useful food-related words and phrases in Japanese while making delicious and fun sushi, which is perfect for a home party!"

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yuka Kitazono holds a degree in Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s Degree in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University. She has more than 15 years’ experience in teaching Japanese to various age groups and Japanese language levels at high schools and colleges in Los Angeles.  


With the support of:

Marukan         Takaokaya   Kinjirushi


Watch the video for our previous Making Sushi in Japanese workshop on Oct. 3, 2012

*The workshop in the video is for adults only.  Menu and activities on Jan. 30, 2013 will be different.