03 Jun 2019 (Mon) 19:30
60 minutes
£15 per ticket

Japanese Zen Cuisine- SHOJIN

精進料理 Syojin Ryori at Nourish in Bath

Sozai Cookery School is delighted to welcome Master Tanahashi, from Japan, to Nourish Restaurant in Bath. He will share with us his mastery in the Japanese discipline of plant-based, Shojin Ryori cookery. He will show us how we can understand Zen through the food we prepare and eat. Be fascinated by the meditative process of grinding sesame seeds and enjoy Japanese tea & vegan treats.

Shojin is not simply a means of obtaining pleasure through eating: it is a rigorous discipline in which extended study leads one to an understanding of the profundities of Buddhism. Japan is extremely proud of this, one of its most precious forms of culture. Shojin is a novel food culture, based on the oldest form of food culture in Japan. It is a cuisine which goes beyond daily custom and is a concept which creates new experiences. The techniques behind this exciting cuisine will make your body happy, whilst offering respect and love for the soil and earth; this is the Shojin spirit.

The origin of Shojin started in Japan in the 6th century when Buddhism was brought to Japan from China. It became widespread with the development of Zen Buddhism from the 13th century onwards. Shojin is often explained as a form of traditional Zen vegetarian cooking, but Tanahashi’s style of shojin absolutely goes beyond this.

Master Tanahashi will offer a talk, a meditation practice and a Q&A session. We will also enjoy special Japanese Tea and vegan sweets.

This event promises to be fun, insightful and will be a great opportunity to get together and meet like-minded friends in an uplifting, relaxed environment.




More info about Master Tanahashi : https://www.zecoow.com/

More info about Nourish: https://nourishbath.co.uk/

Limited space.

Special Vegan

Sozai Special guest chefs

We are proud of welcoming the most talented chefs of Japanese cuisine from all over the world.

by Mary Allan
Japanese Zen Cuisine-SHOJIN at Nourish cafe in Bath
Shojin meal

Mr Tanahashi created the most amazing meal over six courses, which was satisfying, delicious and utterly splendid. He told us that no machines are used in the food creation which is just astonishing, especially when the dishes were complicated and intricate.

An excellent meal and great service, too!

11 Jun 2019
by Mary Allan
Japanese Zen Cuisine- SHOJIN

Lovely presentation of cooking with meditation. A printed sheet with the ingredients for the sesame dressing and a list of stockists of the tools required to make it would have been useful.

The dressing made the vegetables taste really delicious and I will try it once I have the appropriate kitchen tools.

06 Jun 2019
by Isobel
Japanese Zen Cuisine- SHOJIN
Zen Cuisine with Shojin Master Toshai Tanahashi

My friend & I, really enjoyed every minute of this lovely event, it ticked all the boxes, in terms of Mind, Body & Spirit. Delivered in beautiful surroundings with great friendly people. We would highly recommend & can’t wait for another opportunity to see u all again. Thankyou! ?✨

05 Jun 2019
It is the perfect experience gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, valentine, graduate, Christmas, Mother's day, or any special occasion! The lucky recipient can choose from our various yummy cooking classes.