We’ve three lessons in the STEP Special Program II that’ll be the last we do before ending our year as STEP students: a class with making 手巻き料理 (temaki-ryouri, in this case maki sushi), 落語 (rakugo, a kind of Japanese comedy) and 能 (Noh, a 1300 years old theatre style).
We started with the cooking class. All ingredients and tools were prepared so we just had to start rolling! Before that we got a short introduction from Prof. Hirota and Prof. Uehara about how to do it and this was definitely the easiest and best pointers you can get. The result varied from good to better and I think most of us ended the lesson with quite full stomachs.
After this class we had a session of rakugo (click here for Wikipedia, I’m lazy). Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pictures. It was very fun and I’m amazed how just one person can make the stories so living! It’s something I want to see more of.