Japanese Food Consulting

Japanese traditional cuisine goes beyond mere taste and nutrition—it is intricately intertwined with nature, culture, and our way of life. Yuko Ose strongly embraces the philosophy of “Eating is Living,” highlighting the profound bond between our environment, society, and the extensive web of cultural and industrial systems that sustain our food. Through THP, she spreads her vision to a worldwide audience, extending assistance to food-related enterprises across the globe.

Yuko Ose


Yuko Ose

Yuko Ose, a renowned food researcher, consultant, lecturer, and prolific author, has penned more than 40 books on Japanese cuisine and the associated way of life. With her dynamic presence, she delivers captivating lectures at various classes and seminars, offering valuable guidance to restaurants and other food-centric establishments across Japan. Furthermore, she established the Japan Koji Bunka Association, dedicated to spreading awareness about the captivating allure of koji—a fundamental Japanese fungus vital for crafting miso, soy sauce, sake, and other delectable fermented delicacies.

Books written by Yuko Ose

Yuko has written over 40 books on food, cooking, and food-related lifestyle and culture, publishing four books in 2022 alone. Some of her books are translated into multiple languages.

Consulting Services

Yuko Ose/THP provides consulting services on traditional Japanese food.

Menu Development

At Yuko Ose’s core lies a passion for Japanese cuisine that extends far beyond its flavors. With her expertise in menu development, she collaborates closely with clients to craft Japanese-inspired menus that perfectly align with their brand identity and target audience. A master in ingredient sourcing, Yuko assists clients in finding the most authentic Japanese ingredients, offering guidance on their quality and optimal usage.

Recipe development

Recipe development is where Yuko’s creativity truly shines. She artfully creates or adapts new recipes, tailoring them to her client’s unique needs and preferences. But it doesn’t stop there—Yuko takes her expertise beyond the pages of cookbooks. She engages audiences through captivating cooking demonstrations and classes, showcasing the artistry and techniques of Japanese cuisine. She aims to empower her clients, helping them develop their culinary skills and expertise.

Staff training

Recognizing the importance of a knowledgeable team, Yuko offers comprehensive staff training sessions. These sessions equip clients with the necessary skills and knowledge of Japanese cooking techniques, ingredients, and cultural nuances. This knowledge ensures a pleasant and authentic dining experience for guests.

Cultural consulting

In cultural consulting, Yuko is a trusted advisor, helping clients navigate the intricacies of Japanese cuisine. From appropriate presentation and serving methods to understanding cultural nuances and etiquette, her guidance ensures that clients authentically embrace the essence of Japanese culinary traditions.

Richness of Japanese food

Japanese cuisine is renowned for its diversity, depth, and balance of flavors, textures, and colors. Its unique culinary traditions date back centuries and are deeply rooted in Japanese culture and philosophy, emphasizing simplicity, freshness, and respect for ingredients.

One of the critical elements of Japanese cuisine is its focus on seasonality, with dishes prepared using ingredients that are in season and at their peak of freshness. This approach results in diverse flavors and textures throughout the year and contributes to the cuisine’s overall healthfulness.

Another important aspect of Japanese cuisine is its emphasis on presentation and aesthetics. Japanese chefs are renowned for their precision and attention to detail, with dishes often arranged in beautiful and intricate patterns and served in traditional ceramics and lacquerware.

Overall, the richness of Japanese cuisine stems from its combination of tradition, innovation, and attention to detail, resulting in a cuisine that is both delicious and visually stunning.


Introducing tradition to modern world

Introducing traditional Japanese food to the modern world requires a thoughtful approach considering cultural differences and culinary preferences. THP/Yuko Ose believes it is essential to understand the cultural background of traditional Japanese food, its history, and its role in Japanese society. This knowledge will help present the food to a global audience with respect for its cultural significance.

Fair Trade

Tokyo Heritage Partners is committed to a business philosophy rooted in the principles of “Fair Trade.” We aim to safeguard Japan’s rich cultural heritage and empower the next generation to embrace and innovate within these honorable traditions. In addition, we steadfastly stand by our partners, providing unwavering support to ensure their continued endeavors are met with the social and economic recognition they deserve. Together, we forge a path that preserves tradition, fosters growth, and paves the way for a vibrant future of cultural excellence.

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