What's on the Menu? The Cultural Meaning and Principles of Japanese Cuisine

What’s on the Menu? The Cultural Meaning and Principles of Japanese Cuisine

Sansui kai (third-Wednesday-meeting):

In the old days, Japanese people used to obtain all they needed from nature. Since the modern era, a lot of things have changed. However, old traditions still represent the same approach towards a sustainable organic way of living and eating in particular. Japanese cuisine is famous for its restoring qualities and nutritionally rich recipes. Despite being simply delicious, the idea behind Japanese culinary art is to restore the balance through connection to nature. Our inner feeling of equilibrium and harmony largely depends on what we eat: the food is prepared to open our senses, become aware of the natural environment, appreciate its transformative properties and seasonality. What can we learn from Japanese food culture? How can we create balance through our meals? What should we consider to transform our routine around food preparation to improve our health and wellbeing? Join us for this wonderful conversation bringing together culinary art with ancient Japanese philosophy.

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SPEAKER – Azumi Uchitani

Azumi Uchitani is an Intercultural business consultant, keynote speaker, writer, artist and founder of Japanese SALON art & culture, based in the Netherlands. She is a two-times TEDx speaker, appearing Dutch TV and media and delivering talks to an international audience in Europe and in the US.

Azumi is on a mission to build an essential bridge between Japan and Europe, helping global leaders discover Japanese ancient wisdom beyond culture, teaching how to apply its wisdom in everyday life, act with inner peace and create
conscious leadership and fulfilling life. Azumi decodes the complexity of Japanese culture, tradition, philosophy, spirituality and unspoken rules into a simple essence of wisdom. She was born into a traditional spiritual Japanese family and raised with the teachings of Shingon Buddhism and Shinto. The spiritual and cultural practices, such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy have always been a part of her life, besides that, her grandmother was a kimono maker.

Her insights, a series of talks are available on her YouTube channel “5 minutes on Japanese Wisdom” on YouTube.

http://www.azumiuchitani.com | http://www.japanessalon.nl

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