About washocook

Cooking School

In Japan, foreign visitors, by teaching the “home cooking”, as food in Japan of ordinary home, reportedly the Japanese culture, lecturer activities that connects the foreigners and Japan.

Licensed Teachers School

You can teach Japanese home cooking to foreigners to develop “home trainer”.
(The Japan Association of cooking for Foreigners.)

For Business Customers

We are providing variety of services such as; Home meal cooking class as an optional tour for travelers, Event creation for entertaining your international guests or employees, Dispatch of our certified cooking instructors, Restaurant menu design and supervision, Marketing consulting to attract international travelers.


Cultural Exchange through Japanese Cooking Foreigners living in Japan are approximately 2 million. (Ministry of Justice, December 2014) and the number of them is increasing as the popularity of Japan is rising year by year. Also in response to the fact that the Japanese cuisine, called WASHOKU, was registered as an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO in 2015, it is attracting more people’s attention. WASHOKU or Japanese cuisine is the exact one representing our culture which is not only healthy but also expresses the beauty of nature and the changing seasons (in Japan). I, Noriko Tominaga, the founder of WASHOCOOK, noticed that there could be lots of opportunities to teach Japanese cooking to foreigners thorough my experiences during working for international companies and traveling abroad for years. Foreigners usually think cooking Japanese cuisine is not very easy though they are interested in incorporating Japanese foods into their daily meals. In addition, if they can learn Japanese culture and experience Japanese home through Japanese cooking, it would please them. On the other hand there are not so many Japanese cooking classes for foreigners. Particularly, there is no school where foreigners can learn simple home cooking. In case if foreign people move to Japan, they would face some difficulties such as language, daily life, their families’ life, community integration…etc. and may feel anxious. WASHOCOOK would like to help foreigners connect to “Japan” and accelerate cultural and verbal exchange (with each other; People from various countries and Japanese) through “Japanese Cuisine” as our culture.

Washocook Co.,Ltd.
Noriko Tominaga


Company profile


4 Chome-2-22 Kamitsurumahonch, Minami-ku,
Kanagawa-ken 252-0318,
Established: 7th January 2016
Capital JPY1,000,000-
The president & CEO: Noriko Tominaga
Director: Takashi Tominaga


The CEO Profile

1969 Born in Tokyo
1991 Graduated from Kitazato University, Bachelor of Pharmacy. Obtained a pharmacist license.
1991 – 2014 Marketing manager for various kinds of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products at Kracie Co., Ltd. (Previously Kanebo home products Co., Ltd.), L’Oreal Japan Co., Ltd., Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd.
Besides the job careers, studied cooking at “KUSHI Macrobiotic Academy” and “International Food and Culture Association”, and obtained the license for a trainer of food education.
February, 2014 Held a Japanese Home Style Cooking Class for foreigners at the International Lounge in Sagamihara city.
August, 2014 Started the “WASHO COOK” Japanese Cooking Class at her own house in Sagamiono.
June, 2015 Opened the second classroom in Kichijoji.
January, 2016 Incorporated WASHO COOK CO., Ltd.


Oct. 2017 NTV : NEWS ZERO
Apr. 2017 TV Asahi : Syokusai no Ohkoku
Mar. 2017 Sagamihara city Town news
Feb. 2017 NHK TV : Metropolitan Special reports"中国観光客のコト消費への転換"
Apr. 2016 BS NHK : Nippon buratetsu
Feb. 2016 BS Fuji : Table of dreams
Jan. 2016 English supervisor for ‘Simple Delicious Japanese Food’
Dec. 2015 Nippon TV : News every "Japanese foods cooking class OSECHI for foreigners"
Oct. 2015 Benesse DVD teaching materials for junior high school
Sep. 2015 Nippon TV : News every"Japanese foods spread around the world"
Sep. 2015 TOKYO MX : Morning CROSS"TOKKYO 100 foreign views"
Mar. 2015 Nikkei Newspaper
Dec. 2014 NHK Ohayo Nippon : Town information "Osechi Cooking for foreigners"
Dec. 2014 TV Asahi : Morning bird "Evolving cooking class"
Dec. 2014 Kanagawa Newspaper "食で広げる交流の輪"
Oct. 2014 TV Kanagawa : News alfa 930 "Japanese culture exchange through Japanese Cooking"
Sep. 2014 Magazine Nikkei Otona-no OFF

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