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Kaiseki Journal 5: Choyo-no-Kaiseki

Choyo no kaiseki (September Kaiseki) : cooking lesson

Chōyō-no-kaiseki

Please visit the first post from the Tokyofoodcast kaiseki series,
Kaiseki Journal 1: Shoburo-no-kaiseki
, to find out about cha-kaiseki and story behind these posts.

Chōyō (重陽)is the Japanese term for the Double Ninth Day which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. In Japan, September 9th is Chrysanthemum Day, one of the five seasonal festivals in Japan. To me, today is the most tranquil festival of all five, even compared with the rather quiet nanakusa day on January 7th.

January 7 – Nanakusa no sekku
March 3 – Momo no sekku, Hina matsuri, Girls’ Day
May 5 – Tango no sekku, Boy’s Day
July 7 – Tanabata
September 9 – Chōyō, Kiku no sekku

The September kaiseki menu follows the chrysanthemum theme.

September Kaiseki

Theme: Chōyō-no-kaiseki

Mukozuke (Fish) – Karei Hosozukuri

Choyo no kaiseki (September Kaiseki) : cooking lesson

Mukozuke–Karei Hosozukuri

Shiru (Soup) – Awase miso with yamatoimo and snap pea

Choyo no kaiseki (September Kaiseki) : cooking lesson

Shiru – Awase miso with yamatoimo cake and snap pea

Meshi (Rice) – Ichimonji style

Wan (Main Dish) – Fish somen with shiratama cake

Choyo no kaiseki (Choyo no kaiseki (September Kaiseki) : cooking lesson

Wan – Fish somen with shiratama dupling

Takiasase (Simmered Dish) – Togan, shrimp yoshino-ni and shungiku with grated ginger

Choyo no kaiseki (September Kaiseki) : cooking lesson

Takiawase – Togan, shrimp
and bitter shungiku chrysanthemum

Shiizakana (Dish for nihonshu) – Mixed mushrooms with goma

Choyo no kaiseki (September Kaiseki) : cooking lesson

Shiizakana – TMixed mushrooms with goma

Please also visit our previous kaiseki journal posts!


Kaiseki Journal 1: Shoburo-no-kaiseki

Kaiseki Journal 2: Minazuki-no-kaiseki [1]
Kaiseki Journal 3: Seika-no-tenshin [2]
Kaiseki Journal 4: Asa chaji-no-kaiseki [3]

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