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    Douraku

    Kyoto cuisine handed down for generations since the Edo period

    Mr. Tomofumi Iida is the 14th generation owner and chef of Doraku, a remarkably long-established Kyoto cuisine restaurant opened over 380 years ago.  He is also a great connoisseur of Japanese calligraphy, painting and potteries.  The restaurant stands at the same location since its opening and the Sukiya-style estate was originally the residence of samurai general, Sakon Shima, who followed the famous samurai lord, Mitsunari Ishida (1560-1600).  Bowls and plates representing seasonal motifs and humble flowers arranged by the owner... You can find subtle seasonal greetings here and there throughout the restaurant.  The wares passed down for generations hold dishes where seasonal ingredients have been transformed by the skillful cooking technique of the chef.  Every dish served in Doraku speaks of the culture of Kyoto.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-Gaho,April issue,2012/July issue 2010

    INFORMATION

    Name Douraku
    Address Shomen-dori Honmachi-nishi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-561-0478
    Hours 12:00-14:00 (entry by); 17:30-19:30 (entry by)
    Closed Mon. (open when it is national holidays)
    Resevation Reservation required
    URL http://www.dourakurou.jp/
    Recommended "Lunch: Toyokuni bento for 5,500 yen; Dinner recommended couse from 25,000 yen; Lunch from 10,000 yen; Dinner course from 25,000 yen. *Traditional Kyoto cuisine cooking classes held twice a month."

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