The Mikado restaurant opens its doors to you with an unforgettable sensory experience. Festival Accès Asie invites you to discover “Flavours of Japan” with a pleasant and unique excursion to a culture that values the freshness of flavours.
On this occasion, you will attend a preparation, demonstration, presentation and tasting of the delicate refined art of sushi. Accompanying these flavours, Ritsuko Uchiyama will offer a range of teas from her shop, R.Uchiyama, a Collection from Japan, such as the regular green tea ” sencha ” or “matcha”, a green powder that is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.
” When tea is made with water drawn by the bottomless depths of the mind, we have what they call the cha-no-yu. ”
— Tyotomi Hideyoshi, 14th century
Ritsuko Uchiyama was raised near the Tenryu River in Japan where her father cultivated and sold tea. Her childhood work for the family business marked her to such a point that she has dedicated her life to this plant. Today, the quality of teas from R.Uchiyama is recognized everywhere. Doctor Béliveau and Gingras moreover have mentioned her teas in their book, Les Aliments contre le cancer. In her shop R.Uchiyama, a Collection from Japan, Ritsuko Ushiyama also consecrates her time selling Japanese cultural objects such as calligraphy, teapots, kimonos, Bento boxes, Tatamis and gives Ikebana demonstration as the art of flower arranging.
Ritsuko Uchiyama – Tea master