長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Dynamic taste in a small lunchbox – successor of Kyoto’s catering tradition

Kyoto has had an established culture of “shidashi” or catering restaurant for generations.  When a family welcomed an important guest, the host ordered a catering service from a nearby restaurant and served gorgeous dishes at home.  In the late Showa period (1926-1988), the lifestyle in Japan changed and people began to cook at home when they welcomed guests.  However, even today, a traditional catering system is still alive in many places in Kyoto, especially temples and kagai (geiko and maiko districts).  This is from their sincere desire to provide excellent hospitality for guests by serving quality dishes cooked by professionals.  Also, the guests understand how much care the host took and shows the utmost appreciation during their visit.  Iden, which opened in 1907 on Nishikikoji Nishinotoin, has served countless places as a catering restaurant for over 100 years.  Their dishes are usually quite simple yet elegant, and of course their deliciousness is guaranteed.


Name Iden
Address Nishikikoji-dori Nishinotoin-higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-221-4420
Hours 9:00-18:00 (12:00-18:00 fpr private Japanese style rooms)
Closed Wed.
Resevation 要予約
Recommended The restaurant is located near the festival venue of the Gion Matsuri Festival in July; The neighborhood is surrounded by festivel atmosphere
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    Fujin-gaho,July issue,2011