It is a place where Art meets Shojin Ryori - a Japanese monastery style cooking. It is an opportunity for people to meet and share. It is a space where we all collaborate to find what we all are looking for. Jizo caf? is led by Japanese Soto Zen priest, Ninsho Kakinuma and his student Muchu Matsune
We rented Japanese old house (more that one hundred years old) to serve Shojin/raw lunch. The house is owned and operated by the city. It has traditional Japanese kitchen with ﾒKamadoﾓﾐ special place to cook rice.
~Kamado, an old style kitchen~
Following was the menu: Miso soup with grilled eggplant and sesame seeds Omusubi w/plum and seaweed (Rice balls) Sesame tofu Assorted pickles of cucumber, eggplant and okura Eggplant and shimeji mushrooms in tomato sauce Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin), carrots and yum salad Cabbage and mushroom in cream sauce
Dessert Pear smoothie Chocolate and coconut truffle (Raw)
Lunch was followed by Keigakuﾕs talk about food and raw food eating style he is in lately.