May May

Kyoto Wakuden



Fresh green leaves mean it’s time for the Aoi Matsuri: a procession of five-hundred people winding through the Kyoto streets, as if out of an ancient picture scroll. For our May course, we offer a hot pot with Japanese peppercorn flowers (hana sansho) and either Tango surf clam (torigai) or Wagyu beef. Try also the season’s first bonito and a chilled bowl full of hairy crab, Kyoto eggplant (kamonasu), and a plant called water shield (junsai). We invite you to experience the aroma and refreshment of these dishes.