Shikisai Cooking

Shikisai Cooking

Riverton, WA 6148
Member since 2015

  • 85 Classes
  • 176 Students
  • 25 Reviews

About Shikisai

The word “Shikisai” is translated as “the colour of four seasons.”

Japanese foods are often designed to represent the colours of a season, or even all four seasons. Shikisai also evokes the source and provenance of quality ingredients we should always aim to use in our cooking – seasonal foods give a dish its unique taste and meaning.

Shikisai Cooking was founded to build Perth people’s knowledge and ability to cook Japanese food, and help them to create high quality, healthy family meals. We are a small group of Japanese cuisine teachers and assistants with a shared goal of sending our students home full of confidence and inspired to cook delicious Japanese food, whether it is for a quiet family meal or a large dinner party.

About the teacher 

Principal cooking teacher Kyoko Seta is an accomplished Japanese cook specialising in elegant Osakan-style dishes. Kyoko has lived in Perth since 1998, and runs an acclaimed WA Japanese restaurant.

Kyoko has a lifelong love of bringing fresh, quality ingredients to the table, whether the meal is for her children or for the guests in her restaurant. She remembers digging up tender bamboo shoots and collecting mountain vegetables for her mother’s cooking when she lived in Kawachi village, Osaka, as a child. Kyoko’s mother and grandmother were known as excellent cooks; every meal was homemade, and the large family always enjoyed their meals together. Although they were a time-poor family of many, they still lovingly made their favourite dishes from common, low cost ingredients. These family experiences formed the groundwork for Kyoko’s philosophy of cooking and food.

Being a professional cook as well as a mother to two young children, Kyoko understands the challenges of cooking delicious, healthy food – whether it is for many, or for a small family meal. She brings her traditional cooking style and love for the best ingredients to her unique cooking classes in Perth, Western Australia. She believes food brings happiness, smiles, fun and communication to relationships – and anyone who wishes to cook healthy, quality Japanese cuisine can learn and enjoy new cooking skills that will last for a lifetime.

Kyoko teaches using a simple system to help you prepare classic dishes, or even invent your own varieties of sushi and other loved Japanese foods. 

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms and Conditions

We require full payment upon booking your class. Sorry, but we cannot offer a refund. If you cannot make the class that day, please contact Shikisai as soon as possible to change the date, keep your credit for another class within 6 months, or change your booking to a gift voucher (up to 1 week before the class). If you cancel within 1 week of your class, we cannot credit your payment to a new class, so we recommend you pass your class voucher on to someone who can attend. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Shikisai Cooking or organised by Shikisai Cooking must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Shikisai Cooking.


I agree to give Shikisai Cooking unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Shikisai Cooking classes and events or on Shikisai Cooking's premises. (For use of Shikisai Cooking marketing materials).


Shikisai Cooking requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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26 October 2020 • Japanese Cooking Group Lesson - Mirin & Soy Sauce

This class was absolutely wonderful! With such a small group (6 people) it was very hands on and everyone got to cook their own dishes and alter to their own liking. I feel like a learned a lot of very practical skills and everything is transferable to the home kitchen! I can't wait to recreate the meals at home!! Kyoko is so lovely and spends a lot of time explaining why each step was needed and about the Japanese culture around food.


10 December 2019 • Japanese Cooking Group Lesson - Mirin & Soy Sauce

We thoroughly enjoyed the class, very generous in content and shared knowledge. We not only got to try some amazing dishes in class, but we came away with enough rice and food for several more meals at home and the ability to be able to recreate them in future. Would highly reccommend the class to anyone thinking about doing it.


10 December 2019 • Japanese Cooking Group Lesson - Mirin & Soy Sauce

Couldn't recommend Shikisai Cooking more! Kyoko's knowledge of traditional Osaka centered Japanese cooking is extensive. C does an amazing job at explaining and breaking down how Japanese food is prepared, served and eaten and how each aspect effects the other. Kyoko's knowledge on traditional practices gives a greater depth of understanding of how Japanese cuisine came to be as unique as it is. The amount of dishes covered in the course and food you walk away with is value for money in it self. Kyoko does an amazing job at teaching the fundamentals of these dishes and making sure you understand as you go. If you want to learn how to cook Japanese this is the course for you!

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