In the neighborhood of Kamiseno where the Seno River flows lies Tenjin, a restaurant where one can feast on kaiseki, one of the many forms of Japanese cuisine. Here, diners can partake in authentic kaiseki cuisine made with ingredients procured within Hiroshima Prefecture, cooked by a head chef who served as a cook for the Ueda Soko School of Tea Ceremony, which was founded in Hiroshima. With a wide range of courses for reasonable prices starting at ¥3,000-something and more grandiose spreads costing only ¥7,000-something, this restaurant can be enjoyed by those trying tea and kaiseki for the first time or even by veteran diners.
Moment of Joy
The cha-kaiseki (tea and kaiseki) meal that is consumed at Tenjin signifies “Japanese cuisine meant to make tea more delicious.” The most appealing aspect is the delicate taste of the food, which expresses the concept of wabi-sabi (the spirit of tea ceremonies) through cooking to bring out the original flavors of seasonal vegetables and fish to the greatest extent. There is also a vegetarian menu at Tenjin, so vegetarian diners can easily enjoy cha-kaiseki cuisine as well.