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Handmade Sasakama Fishcake Workshop
The staff will provide instructions on how to prepare and grill, so anyone can enjoy this experience with peace of mind. The freshly made sasakamaboko is an exceptionally delicious local delicacy worth a taste!
All year round.
Approximately 45 minutes
Number of Participants
【We are currently taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading the corona virus】
①To follow social distancing, the maximum number of participants has been reduced from 36 to 18.
②Participants are required to wear facial masks.
③We strictly check temperatures of staff and require the program instructor to wear a facial mask and face shield.
④Equipment is sanitized with alcohol spray.
⑤Facilities are being ventilated.
“Kamaboko” fish cake is popular in Miyagi Prefecture thanks to the abundant fishing grounds along the Sanriku Coast. Kanezaki makes a special kind of kamaboko called “sasa-kamaboko” or “bamboo leaf shaped fish cake,” which originated in Sendai. The reason for the shape is that the original domain crest used by the founder of Sendai, feudal lord Date Masamune, features two sparrows surrounded by bamboo leaves. Why not try making your own handmade “sasa-kamaboko” at our amusement facility Sasakama-kan? Make a reservation at the first floor information desk at least 20 minutes before the next workshop session.
After making, grilling, and eating the irresistible treat, explore the rest of the facilities. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, and works of art. Don’t forget to visit the adjacent Tanabata Hall to learn about Sendai’s most popular “Star Festival.” You even have a chance to make your own Tanabata decorations.
Knead the fish paste
Put in the mold and make the shape
Roast over the grill
The experience of making handmade sasakamaboko is sure to be memorable! Staff will provide detailed instructions, making sure the experience is fun and safe. The taste of freshly grilled fish cake cannot be beat.
|Experience Program Name||Handmade Sasakama Fishcake Workshop|
|Activity Location||Kanezaki Sasakama-kan amusement facility|
|Operator Name||Kanezaki Sasakama-kan|
|Time Required||Approximately 45 minutes|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Start Time||Please inquire for details.|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||36people|
|Important notes regarding participation||Participants must be elementary school student age or older to participate.|
Applications are accepted up to one hour before the experience.
|What is included in the price||Sasakamaboko ingredients and participation fee.|
|Method of Payment||Pay in cash or credit card on the day.|
|Meeting Spot||6-65 Tsurushiromachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0001|
|Meeting Time||Please make a reservation in advance. If there is space open during the workshop, you may be able to join freely.|
About 5 minute drive from Sendai-Tōbu Road, Sendai East IC.
OR 20-30 minute drive from JR Sendai Station.
【By Public Transportation】
Take the Tozai subway line to “Arai Station.” From there you can walk 25 minutes, or use a bus.
Board the bus bound for "Wakabayashi Gymnasium / Tobu Industrial Area" at bus stop No. 16 at the Arai Station bus pool. Alternatively, board the bus bound for "Okada/Arahama" at bus stop No. 18. In either case, depart at “Oroshi-machi Higashi 5 Chome Kita” bus stop.
Free parking available.
|Facility Information||Restrooms, restaurant, shopping, sake bar, experience classroom and art museum are located inside the amusement facilities.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
- Other, Traditional Culture / Japanese Culture
- Sasakama Fishcake Making
- Other Food & Drink Experiences
- Other, Museums / Facilities (Factories, Sake Breweries)