Ms. Hattori is clearly a very lovely young woman but she desperately needs mentoring on how to create a presentation for a mostly US audience. In principle the topics she covered could have been interesting but both her slides and her presentation of the topics was both way too elementary and disorganized. This was the 9th Context seminar I have taken since July, and I am on my 3rd Context course, so I have many points of comparison. I actually left after 40 minutes. Hopefully with more mentoring Ms. Hattori can come back and share her knowledge better.
Very informative talk punctuated with interesting anecdotes and humor. Kana Hattori is exceptionally knowledgable and passionate about the topic.
Kama Hattori is a delightful guide with a well-informed background to help us understand various aspects of the ins and outs of Japanese cuisine- the seasonality, the creativity, important components, and common courtesies that differ from the West. It was most informative, fun and helpful. Makes me want to return to Japan soon!
Really appreciated Kana Hattori-san’s presentation on the washoku Art & culture. We’ve been to Japan several times, but definitely learned new information and about several more delicious-sounding delicacies to try. This presentation is both cultural and practical. Nice to learn some secrets of making good dashi. Arigato and thank you!