Rules of numbers in Japanese Cuisine “Washoku”(Japanese lucky number part 2)

“Shichi-go-san(=7 5 3)” are lucky numbers for Japanese culture.

Japanese use numbers in their life as lucky numbers.

Also we can use some rules of numbers in Japanese Cuisine and Japanese food life.


Japanese Cuisine ”Washoku” culture originated from China and established one of the earliest indigenous Japanese cultures.

Japanese Cuisine ”Washoku” culture consists of Yin and Yang philosophy and the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) in Chinese cosmology.

Yin and Yang

Yin = Heads = Positive = Odds

Yang = Tails =Negative = Evens

Five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water)

Circulation of nature
The wood burns and becomes the ash and goes back to the soil. It becomes the metal, and is played by water, and is drawn up by a tree.


Japanese Cuisine belongs to Yin and Yang philosophy.
There is some Yin and Yang philosophy rules between Japanese knife and dishes, too.

For example,

Japanese knife is single edged.
It has Yin and Yang.
The knife’s right side is Yang(Heads) and left side is Yin(Tails).

Thus, right position is Yang and left position is Yin.


Yin and Yang is also present in Japanese dishes.
Round shape is Yang. It includes shallow dish and sea ocean fishes dish.
Square shape is Yin. It includes deep dish and river fishes dish.

Dish of Sashimi has Yin and Yang.
For traditional example, Tuna sashimi of Hira-dukuri, is Yang cutting.
It must need of Yin for the sashimi. Hence it must be decorated on a square dish – Yin dish.
On the other hand, Flounder sashimi of Usu-dukuri, is Yin cutting.
It must need of Yang for the sashimi, and decorated on a round shape dish – Yang dish.
(Japanese life culture is changing with the times and sashimi style also changing.)


round shape Japanese dish

Odd number is better than even numbers.
Sashimi number belongs to Yang number, odd number.
There are 3 kinds of sashimi, 5 kinds of sashimi and 7 kinds of sashimi.
“Shichi-go-san(=7 5 3)” are lucky numbers for Japanese culture.
Sliced number of sashimi also belongs to odd number.


There are 5 public events in Japan from Edo period, 1600.

January 7th  Seven spring herbs

nanakusa spring hurb

March 3rd   Peach festival  girl’s festival

momo peach festival

May 5th    Iris festival boy’s festival

shoubu boy's festival

July 7th Star festival

tanabata star festival

September 9th Moon festival
(9 is luckiest number among odd number. )

moon festival

California Roll Sushi Trial class

Let’s try to make “California roll” and have a roll sushi party at home!

Please bring your own container (kind of Tupperware).


  • Schedule: 1st November Sat 13:30-15:30
  • 16th November Sun 13:30-15:30
  • Fee: $100 →  $58
  • Loation:Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore    133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point B2-17, 059413 Singapore
  • TEL:⁺65 6444 7828
  • Contact: info@sushiacademy.co.jp or Tel. 6444 7828

*You need to make reservation in advance before the date.

*If you would like to join, please let us know by e-mail. roll trial lesson application form

*if you need more information, please refer to the Sushi Courses.


Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore

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Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore event in October 2014

*October 11 Sat and October 15 Wednesday
Futomaki trial lesson @ TSA Singapore



*October 18 Saturday
Oishii Japan Event
@ Suntec demonstration space
Kazarimaki Sushi Demonstration by Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore


*October 25 Saturday
@ Isetan Jurong East
Sushi and Japanese appetizer demonstration by Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore


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Japanese cooking class starts last of October

Tokyo Sushi academy Singapore Japanese cooking class A and B start from October. You can master Japanese Cooking with us for your home-cooking. Japanese cooking class A and B Short classes detail here. schedule here.


The advantages of taking up such short classes:

good point 1 These lessons are for people that love the Japanese light cooking skill for the family members or home-parties meals. Cut the “Q” and rushing; learn to prepare meals for your office lunches

good point 2 Learning with Hands-on techniques and cooking methods.

good point 3 Make your choice of weekday or weekend class. One make up class per an enrolment with an expiry date.

good point4 You will not leave just learning to cook but with finer skills on presentations. Interested. Sign up for the trial lesson and get to know us better Futomaki trial lesson for Japanese cooking class A and B Brochure here

Japanaese cooking class

Japanaese cooking class

“Futomaki (Thick roll)” Short class in October.

“Futomaki (Thick roll)”  short class in October.
Let’s make traditional thick roll “Futomaki”.
Do you know about roll sushi origin in Japan?

Generally in Japan “roll sushi” is more popular around West area (Osaka area) than around East area (Tokyo area).
Because roll sushi origin is from West area (Osaka area) in Japan.
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(These pictures are images.)

After 17th century, Edo- period in Japan, the sushi was boomed in Edo (around Tokyo area).
Seaweed “Nori” was also expanded to food culture.
Sushi style was different style between west area and east area.
Edomae (nigiri sushi) was Edo style, Norimaki was Kansai style.
sushi morisadamanko
sushi ukiyoe

<”Futomaki (Thick roll)” Short class>
We make 3 thick roll. You can master how to make thick roll completely. Please bring your own container (kind of Tupperware).
11th October 13:30-15:30 15th October 18:00-20:00
$100 →  $58
Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore
133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point B2-17, 059413 Singapore
TEL:⁺65 6444 7828

*You need to make reservation in advance before the date.
*If you would like to join, please let us know by e-mail.

 Futomaki trial class application form

Contact: info@sushiacademy.co.jp or Tel. 6444 7828 Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore

Sushi & Japanese Cuisine Basic course for certification starts next week.

Sushi & Japanese Cuisine basic course for certification starts from next week!

Please try to join our short classes at first.
You can really understand Japanese food culture and sushi & Japanese Cuisine world.

Please check our classroom on our facebook.

29/08/2014 Japanese Cusine last day

Shokado Bento Box

Autumn Special Japanese Cuisine Family Class “DANGO”

Have you ever eaten Japanese traditional sweets ”DANGO”?

Very popular one is “Mitarashi-Dango“.

dango image

“Mitarashi-Dango” is a type of dango skewered onto sticks in groups of 3–5 (traditionally 5) and covered with a sweet soy sauce glaze. It is characterized by its glassy glaze and burnt fragrance.

Mitarashi dango originates from the Kamo Mitarashi Tea House in the Shimogamo area of Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. Mitarashi dango is said to be named after the bubbles of the mitarashi (purifying water placed at the entrance of a shrine) of the Shimogamo shrine nearby. Another theory is that the 5-dango version sold at the original tea house was made to imitate a human body; the top-most dango represented the head, and the remaining four represented the arms and legs.

from wikipedia

We can buy in supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan.
Also we can eat at traditional tea houses “Chaya” and dango shops.

dango shop


In the class, you will learn Japanese Traditional Sweets “DANGO (with Mitarashi sauce and red beans etc)”.
Using supermarket ingredients.
Please join with your family and enjoy it!

*Schedule :      Sat 13th SEPT 2pm – 4pm

*Course fee:     $80/Adult $40/Child

*Pax:                   12

*Contact:           info@sushiacademy.co.jp       or          6444 7828


dango image


dango shop



Salmon Sushi Event

In our academy, we teaches the use of fresh and frozen, whole and fillet Salmon (Norge salmon) to our students.

On this coming 31st August 2014, we will be using the fresh salmon for two short classes.

Salmon preparation demo & tasting

Sun 31st AUG 11:00-13:00   $80 Salmon tasting & hands on salmon roll class

Sun 31st AUG 13:30-15:30    $120

Contact: info@sushiacademy.co.jp or Tel. 6444 7828

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Vegetable sushi event

Vegetable sushi event on 27th AUG. Wed 18:00-19:30

Myoga, okura, shiitake, asparagus, yamaimo(taro potato), lotus, cucumber……
Try to taste vegetables!

The short Japanese Cuisine Trial class will be held!!

On the coming 17th August (Sun) from 14am to 15pm, Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore offers the short experience class of 2 intensive courses(Sushi Course, Japanse Cuisine Course).

If you are thinking of joining intensive courses seriously,
please come and feel the hands on class for your better understanding.

Schedule: 17th August 14 am to 15 pm
Min.Pax: 4
Place: Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore
*Guidance of 2 intensive courses
(Sushi Basic Course & Japanse Cuisine Basic Course)
*Hands on experience of sushi making

Fee: $50 (If you sign up intensive courses, will be refunded)

*You need to make reservation in advance.
*If you would like to join, please let us know by e-mail.The application form for registration will be sent to you.

Contact: info@sushiacademy.co.jp or Tel. 6444 7828