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Minazuki no Hassun - A Dish to Pray for Good Health, Prepared by the Three-Michelin Star Restaurant, Gion Sasaki

This video shows Gion Sasaki preparing "minazuki no hassun," a dish to pray for good health.

Gion Sasaki opened in 1997 in Ponto-cho, Gion, and after moving once in Gion, opened its current location in 2006 in Gion, where many old establishments are still standing.
The restaurant has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide.

The appetizer is served in the middle of a Kaiseki course, and is a dish that features several dishes made from seafood, vegetables, and other ingredients, allowing you to enjoy a little bit of everything.

The name for the month of June on the lunisolar calendar is "Minazuki" (水無月) in Japanese.
There is also a "wagashi" (Japanese confectionery) called "Mizunazuki" which is a sweet with azuki beans on top of uirou (sweet rice jelly), and in Kyoto, it is customary to eat this sweet in June, halfway through the year when the summer purification ceremonies are held, to pray for good health for the remaining half of the year.

Gion Sasaki's "Minazuki no Hassun" includes a variety of dishes that pray for six months of good health, such as matcha uiro topped with azuki beans, sushi rolls made of vinegared rice that looks like mashed potatoes, roasted duck, Hachiman-maki, nasu dengaku, and tomatoes.

Be sure to check out how it's made in the video!

◆Gion Sasaki Store Information◆
【Address】1F, 566-27 Komatsucho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 605-0811
【Access】A 10-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station / A 12-minute walk from Shijo-Kawaramachi Station off the Hankyu Kyoto Line
【Price Range】¥30,000+
【Hours】【Lunch】12:00- Simultaneous start【Dinner】18:30-
【Closures】Sundays・The 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month・Irregular

【Official Homepage】Gion Sasaki

【Tabelog】Gion Sasaki (祇園 さゝ木)

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
新井 美紀(Miki Arai)
I mainly write articles about food. I've been a writer for three years.
The Three-Star Michelin Guide Japanese Restaurant
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