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Hi, I'm YUCa and I have a dream. My dream is to publish a cookbook where I share popular recipes from my Japanese home cooking class.
143 backers pledged ¥375,209 to help bring this project to life.

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Guests from all over the world come to my private kitchen to learn Japanese cuisine almost every day.

Last year, YUCa's Japanese Cooking received the honor of “best Japanese cooking class in 2018” by international travelers on TripAdvisor.

FYI: Top 30 Ranking

No.1 Cooking Class in Japan by International Travelers 2018
No.1 Cooking Class in Japan by International Travelers 2018

Some of you may know that Japanese cuisine, called Washoku, was registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2013.

Since Tokyo will host the Olympic Games in 2020, the charm of Japanese cuisine and culture will slowly be acknowledged all over the world.

I have always been asked by my guests how I started my cooking class business. So, I wanted to make this cookbook not only about sharing recipes but also about telling entrepreneurial stories like how I became the No.1 cooking class in Japan.

Recipes + My story
Recipes + My story

Building a start-up business is such a challenge. In addition to the charm of Japanese cuisine, I include the stories about self-producing, overcoming challenges and realizing self-actualization.

In this cookbook, I share top 5 popular recipes among my cooking class guests. 
1. Dashi (Soup Stock) *Important soup for Japanese cuisine
2. Ramen (Soy Sauce Based)
3. Gyoza
4. Gyoza Pastry
5. Okonomiyaki

First Edition Cookbook
First Edition Cookbook

I produced a sample, 28 page cookbook. The design was done by my husband (who is a professional art director).

Supporter Page
Supporter Page

I left the last 2 pages blank for you! In these pages, the first 50 supporters will have their name and short messages included in the cookbook. Since I started my cooking class business, I have been supported by many people. This made me want to try crowd funding and make a special cookbook with my supporters.

The funding term is short but please support this project !

First Edition Cookbook + Eco Bag
First Edition Cookbook + Eco Bag

As a reward, you can get our original eco bag, tote bag, apron etc.

I'm planning to hold a cookbook launch party in May 2019.  

For the Everything stage, you can get all the YUCa's Japanese Cooking original products. 

First Edition Cookbook + Apron
First Edition Cookbook + Apron
First Edition Cookbook + Tote Bag
First Edition Cookbook + Tote Bag
First Edition Cookbook + Everything
First Edition Cookbook + Everything

 You can ask questions for this project from here (FAQ).

Risks and challenges

Every project has risks, but I'm happy to tell you that the almost all work in this cookbook is already done.
Crowd founding is all about communication. The most important thing is to be honest and stay in touch.
I'm here to involve you the process, keep in fun and entertaining, and make sure you get more than what you expect!

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    Pledge ¥600 or more About $6

    One Recipe For You!

    You get digital data of YUCa's favorite recipe!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe

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    Pledge ¥1,100 or more About $10

    First Edition Cookbook

    Early bird special! Only 50 people!!
    You can put your short message on the supporter page!

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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    Pledge ¥1,100 or more About $10

    First Edition Cookbook

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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    Pledge ¥1,650 or more About $15

    First Edition Cookbook + Eco Bag

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Eco Bag
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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    Pledge ¥3,300 or more About $31

    First Edition Cookbook + Apron

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Apron
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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    Pledge ¥3,850 or more About $36

    First Edition Cookbook + Tote Bag

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Tote Bag
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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    Pledge ¥4,400 or more About $41

    First Edition Cookbook + Class + Party

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Okonomiyaki Cooking Class
    -Launch Party Invitation
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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    Pledge ¥7,700 or more About $71

    First Edition Cookbook + Everything

    You get a copy from the first print run of the cookbook by YUCa directly!

    REWARD DETAIL:
    -Cookbook *Autographed
    -Eco Bag
    -Apron
    -Tote Bag
    -Chopsticks
    -Mochi Ice Cream Recipe *Digital data

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