Niginigi family cooking class to improve self-esteem



・Rice ball with Tsukudani of shirasu

・Rolled beef with beans

・Milk agar with fruit

In this class, we introduce Japanese food that parents and children, cooking novice, can easy make. You can safely cook this menu without using a kitchen knife.

Let's enjoy Japanese autumn cuisine!

Let's enjoy Japanese autumn cuisine!


What kind of food do you want to cook?
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About meYuko Utagawa

Currently in Yokohama city of Japan

Born and raised in Saitama of Japan

Birthday: 21 March 1992

Have been countries visited: 40 prefectures in Japan ,
U.S., Italy, Germany, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan

I want to visit more country


Greeting messageHello :)Thank you for your visiting to my Web page!

I’m Yuko Utagawa.

Please call me "Utako"!

I was born and raised in SAITAMA.(Nearby Tokyo)

And now I live in Yokohama City!

Yokohama city is take a train about 1 hour from Haneda airport, take a train about 40 minutes from Tokyo.My cooking studio is Yokohama Station, Minato Mirai, Kamakura and Hakone are nearby.

I like Japan, Travel, cooking, eating, drinking, KIMONO!

I got married in 2016.
After getting married, I started cooking to make dinner time with my husband more enjoyable and spend happiness time every day!

Cooking with heart and soul makes the dining table more enjoyable and happy.

I would like to share such happy time with you, and I would like to offer a cooking class.

I would be happy to help you make wonderful memories in Japan!

I’m learning English now.

It may be hard to understand my English for sometimes.

But I will answer if you send something you don’t understand in DM of Instagram, Email after the lesson!

The goal of my class is to “Enjoy Japanese dishes at home with loved one”

Because,I believe sharing and eating homemade dishes with your loved one makes happiness and smiling 🙂

Let’s have a fun with Japanese homemade cooking!

I’m looking forward to see you in my class!

If you have any question,Please let me know.

Thank you!


Traditional Japanese Food Making

Let's make an easy traditional Japanese cuisine together.
The menu can be fixed upon guests' request!
Please feel free to reach out to me!
Looking forward to cooking with you!
Warm regards

Harumaki-Spring roll

coming soon!
Sushi Flower

Sushi Flower - Edible art, Rolled sush

Welcome to this online  “Sushi Flower“ class.

Everybody will be surprised in front of this edible flowers. I will give you many great tips to make this wonderful sushi, You will
love it. Join my class!

Sushi Flower


  • 1 hour online cooking class
  • Recipes (will be provided before the class)


Ingredients for creating your own Sushi and cooking tools.

What you need for this class:

  • Cooked rice
  • Sushi vinegar (or vinegar, sugar and salt)
  • Nori seaweed sheets
  • Sakura Denbu, Pink fish power for sushi *
  • Green beans or Cucumber
  • Curry power
  • Mayonnaise
  • Makisu sushi mat

* This can be replaced with something else.
Details will be found in the recipe.

Meeting Point and Meeting Time:

This cooking class will be held online. I will send you the ZOOM for our class in advance.

Hayama-class, Teriyaki Bento

Teriyaki Chicken/Salmon Bento box

Welcome to this online  “Teriyaki Chicken (or Salmon) Bento Box“ class.

Of course, you can buy a bottle of Teriyaki sauce at Asian grocery store, but it’s very easy to make at home. Once you get how to make it, you will enjoy it with any meat or fish! You can just pour the sauce on any cooked meat/fish, it’s easy, but do you want to know more tasty way to make Teriyaki dish?  Join my class!


Hayama-class, Teriyaki Bento

What’s in this bento box:

  • Teriyaki Chicken/salmon
  • Japanese rolled omlet
  • Octopus shaped sausage
  • Dashi marinated Broccoli and carrot
  • Any green leaves for garnish
  • Cooked rice


Hayama-class, Teriyaki Salmon Bento



  • 1 hour online cooking class
  • Recipes (will be provided before the class)


  •  Ingredients for creating your own bento
  • Cooking tools.

What you need for this class:

  • Chicken (thigh/breast) or Salmon filet
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Any green salad leaves
  • Cooked rice
  • Small Sausages
  • Soy sauce
  • Mirin *
  • Sake
  • Sugar
  • Japanese Dashi soup stock*
  • Frying pan
  • Square frying pan for Japanese omelet *
  • Petite Knife *

* This can be replaced with something else.
Details will be found in the recipe.

Meeting Point and Meeting Time:

This cooking class will be held online. ZOOM link will be sent after booking the class.

Online Tamagoyaki(Japanese Omelet) Sandwich

Welcome to <Happiness is 'Oishii' Food>.

Today's 'Oishii' Food is 'Tamagoyaki' Sandwich.

Have you ever tried 'Tamagoyaki', Japanese Omelet?

You can enjoy 'Umami' taste thanks to the typical Japanese ingredients such as 'Konbu,' Kelp Seaweed, 'Katskuobushi', dried bonito & etc.

Even though you cannot prepare the all ingredients, such as Kelp seaweed and  white rice, I will share many tips to enjoy 'Oishii' food at your home.


  • Follow along with a detailed demonstration from your online instructor and create Tamagoyaki sandwich!
  • Share many (secret) tips!
  • Introduce the typical Japanese cooking tools


  • 1 hour online Tamagoyaki sandwich lesson
  • Recipes (will be provided before the class)


Ingredients & cooking tools for cooking your own Tamagoyaki sandwich.

Meeting Point and Meeting Time:

This cooking class will be held online. I will send you the ZOOM for our class in advance.

Please prepare the ingredients for this class:

The details will be informed by the recipes.



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Vegan Style Japanese food

You may think Japanese food is difficult to make?

Why don't I teach you easy Japanese style cooking and if you wish we can make a vegan style Japanese food?

I am a qualified Japanese Vegan Cooking advisor!

Of course, if you love meat then we can use real meat as well.

Feel free to request what you want to make!

Looking forward to cooking together.

Warm regards


Character Bento making!

Let's enjoy your favorite character's bento making!

You may think so hard to make bento making.

However, everyone is the same with the start point!

Why don't you open up your mind and feel free to join this fun character bento making class of mine?

We can start from very easy characters and eventually you can complete the whole course!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me!

Looking forward to making cool looking bento with you in the near future!

Warm regards



Japanese soft & fluffy bread "Sakura Anpan"🌸

Do you know Anpan?  Anpan born in Japan in 1874 is a type of bread  filled with red bean paste.  It is  still very popular.   If  you don't like or can't get  red bean paste, don't worry.  I will introduce sweet potato paste as an alternative. Do you think handmade bread is difficult?   It must be easier than you expect.   Fresh handmade bread is so delicious and we can use the microwave to reduce fermentation time. It would be fun if I could make with you.  Why don’t you try home-made and Japanese soft and stuffy bread?   Let's try together !   I'm looking forward to seeing you near future.



  • Ingredients                                                                             <Bread dough  > strong wheat flour(bread flour), sugar, salt, instant dry yeast, unsalted butter, egg yolk, tepid water           <Filling>  sweet red bean paste (smooth sweet bean  or mashed sweet bean),sweet potato paste,  sugar, milk,  butter,  maccha( green tea)powder                                                                             
  • Highlights                                                                                                                Follow along with a detailed demonstration from your friendly online instructor and enjoy having experience Japanese soft and stuffy bread                                                                                                    
  • Inclusions                                                                                                                    A  90 min. online cooking lesson with recipe (will be provided before the class)
  • Exclusions                                                                                                      Ingredients and cooking tools
  • Meeting Point and and Meeting Time                                                                     This cooking class will be held online.  I will send you the ZOOM link after you booked class.