Obento workshop for children (ages 6 to 12)
Venue: “Aula Gastronómica” (Gastronomy Room) in the “Mercado de Abastos” (Food Market)
Participants limited to 15.
Free activity. Requires prior registration at email@example.com
Workshop filled. You may write to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up in the waiting list.
Obento is a Japanese art that consists in preparing food to take away inside a small box, being an important element of Japan’s culinary culture. The presentation is the characteristic feature of Obente: colours and textures are combined in amusing ways to the delight of diners.
Participating children will prepare: makisushi of crab, avocado and mayonnaise; smoked salmon nigiri; onigiri of mussel in pickle and they will prepare grated carrot and broccoli in the vegetable part. The little Obenti box will also include a little bag of soya as well as octopus-shaped sausages (pre-prepared by the organisation due to the difficulty involved).
Participants will also receive an apron with the “Japan in Santiago” brand.
Santiago and Tanabe are the landmark cities of two of UNESCO’s World Heritage pilgrimage routes, the Way of St. James and the Kumano Kodo. Both cities have been working together for some time, but this year they are increasing their collaboration due to the Japan-Spain Dual Year, which celebrates 400 years of close relations between both cultures.
Therefore, the Japan Week in Santiago, which also coincides with the visit of an extensive Japanese delegation, from both the city of Tanabe and the region of Wakayama, is aimed at bringing Galician and Japanese culture closer and highlighting the importance of the Japanese tourist market for Santiago.
Japan Week in Santiago is organized by Concello de Santiago and Turismo de Santiago de Compostela, with the collaboration of Casa Galicia Japón, Mercado de Abastos, Wakayama Prefecture, Tanabe City Hall, Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines of the Prefecture of Wakayama and Kumano Kodo, Turkish Airlines, Arzobispado de Santiago de Compostela, Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, Asociación para el Fomento del Aikido y la Cultura Tradicional Japonesa and Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC).
See the full programme of activities of the Japan Week in Santiago.