Rebuilding Our Hometown after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Restoration of Oyster Fisheries <A Message from the Urato Islands of Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture> Lecture and Demonstration on Local Oyster Dishes in Paris, Warsaw, and Dortmund

<A Message from the Urato Islands of Shiogama City, Miyagi  Prefecture> 
  Lecture and Demonstration on Local Oyster Dishes in Paris, Warsaw,  and Dortmund

The Japan Foundation organizes lectures and cooking demonstrations on regional oyster dishes of the Urato Islands, Shiogama city in Miyagi Prefecture from February 9 to 15, 2013, in three major European cities. Given by local oyster farmers and their supporters, the event offers opportunities to experience the rich and tasty food culture of the Urato Islands, located along the Sanriku Coast of Miyagi, home to a long history of oyster farming, having produced world-class Giant Pacific oysters from seed oysters. In addition, lecturers, who come from the city that had massive damage from the tsunami, also introduce local efforts to rebuild their hometown through restoration and revitalization of the fishing industry and oyster breeding.

Schedule

Paris (France)

Saturday, February 9  Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris
  *Participating in Semaines de la Culture Culinaire Japonaise (Japanese Culinary Culture Week)

Warsaw (Poland)

Tuesday, February 12  Warszawska Akademia Kulinarna

Dortmund (Germany)

Friday, February 15  Gisbert-von-Romberg-Berufskolleg Dortmund

 

Lecturers

Makiko Tejima

Food culture specialist, Representative of the “Shiogama Urato Oysters for the World" Association

<Lecturer>

 

Kimio Utsumi

Oyster farmer, Director of Oyster farmers Association from Urato Katsurashima, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture

<Oyster opening demonstrator and cook>

 

Setsu Watanabe

Director of local cooking classes

<Recipe writer for local oyster dishes and cooking demonstrator>

 

Wakako Hagihira

Food & table coordinator

<Recipe writer for zunda mochi rice cakes and cooking demonstrator>

 

Sachiko Utsumi

Subsection chief of the Shiogama Urato Branch, JF Miyagi

<Information collector for food culture in the Urato Islands and oyster cook>

Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Co-organized by:

Embassy of Japan in Poland, Consulate General of Japan in Dusseldorf

In Cooperation with: "Shiogama Urato Oysters for the World" Association; Miyagi Prefecture; Shiogama City; JF Miyagi, Shiogama City Urato Branch; Women’s Local Association of the Urato Katsurashima Area, Shiogama City; URAKASUMI Saura Co., Ltd; KAMEHYOU; Japanese Sake and Italian Cuisine Association

Contact

The Japan Foundation, Arts and Culture Department
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6062
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004

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