Live a Creative Life with CoCooking
At CoCooking we thrive to define a creative yet sustainable lifestyle through social aspects of food and cooking. We plan and operate sustainable kitchens in local areas of Japan which not only serve as a place to cook and eat, but also a creative workshop space where people can come learn, work, and/or play. We also provide workshops, educational material, and consultation regarding creativity, food, and culture. All of our work is based on “Pattern Language,” a method to verbalize and structure tacit knowledge so it can be shared/utilized.
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At CoCooking we provide educational yet entertaining cooking workshops where participants can lern about the Japanese cuisine through our original 'Washoku Language' learning tools.
Pattern Language is a method to verbalize and organize taict knoweldge into a system of interrelated vocabulary. We provide lerning tools based on this method to help users learn improvised cooking.
We operate kithchens which also function as a community space and a a creative workshop space. The new kithcen becomes a place for everyone to eat, play, and learn.
Creative Kitchen Spaces
Cheif Executive Officer
CEO of CoCooking, Kazuma is a Chef, Event Director, and a specialist in rural life design. After spending years as a chef at a Japanese restaurant, he becomes chief chef at The Little Robot, a community cafe/event kitchen space in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi of Japan. He strives at CoCooking to design the future of human life where anyone can live naturally and creatively.
Chief Product Officer
Taichi Isaku is a specialist in Pattern Languages. Pattern Language is a method to organize ambiguous concepts into a system of new vocabulary to help people think, communicate, and recognize the world around them. At CoCooking, he applies this method to different topics to design new tools, places, and systems of the creative future.
Cooking was something that has always been out of my reach. I was too shy to cook at home with my family, nor did I have the money and time to go to cooking lessons.
For me this was a perfect chance to meet cooking.
Until I actually experienced it, I thought CoCooking was something close to a cooking lesson. Though the two events may be close, they are two completely different things - CoCooking is much more than a lesson.
When the dish was finally complete and we took the first bite of the food we put so much effort into together, the satisfaction was heavenly. Just sharing a meal together is of course enjoyable, but sharing the cooking experience amplifies the joy.
It was interesting how my team members faced cooking situations. Some were good at taming the knife, others had a lot of knowledge about spices. I could see the backgrounds of everyone that I don't get to usually see.
The kind of analogical thinking that I got to experience when finding similarities of two complete dishes was very interesitng. The insight I got that moment was very satsifying(ﾉ^^)ﾉ
I was able to see aspects of people who I work with that I don't get to usually see. It was a chance for met to get to know them better, and to start a conversation with them.
It was like making a product presentation to a client. The process of thinking what to make and sharing the cooking experience with the team allowed me to talk about the dish without any difficulties.
Contact us for international services including Creative Cooking Workshops, purchaces of Educational tools for the Japanese cuisine, and creation of Pattern Languages
Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi 403-0004
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