Come join us! Mr. Hikita will be giving a presentation on Giant Kelp & Its Ecosystem. The event will also include some tips on how to thaw sashimi and a demo on how to prepare rice for a seafood rice bowl (kaisen don).

This is a free, joint event organized by JCCOC & JETAABC.

  • Date: Sunday, July 30, 2023
  • Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Doors open 11:15 am)
  • Location: Acadia Park, UBC
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2023

Event Capacity: 20 (first come, first serve*)

Proposed Programme:

  1. Tips for Thawing Sashimi
  2. How to Prepare the Rice for Kaisen Don (Demonstration)
  3. Make Your Own Mini Kaisen Don (Activity)
  4. Presentation: Exploring Giant Kelp and Its Ecosystem

Event Speaker:

Mr. Takuta Hikita is a former auctioneer of high-end fish at Tsukiji Market for over 10 years. Combined with a Marine Sciences degree, he became an expert in the luxury seafood market. When he first moved to Vancouver in 2018, he realized that he couldn’t find the types of fish that his family loved to eat in Japan. So, he decided to start his own company to share his passion for these Japanese fish and bring them into Vancouver market. He delivers the freshest seasonal ingredients from Japan (‘shun no sakana’) to restaurants and vendors across the city.

For questions, please reach out to Tai at tai [at]

*Note: We will confirm your registration or inform you of your placement on the waitlist.