About

The MIRUKASHI salon is where extraordinary guests gather to share delicious meals, inspiring conversation, and beautiful design in the countryside of Japan.

OUR MISSION

CONNECT you to the natural environment in which FLAVOR ORIGINATES.

When you pass hillsides full of bamboo shoots in spring and drive roads carpeted in bright yellow leaves of ginkgo trees in autumn, the visceral connection to those ingredients as essential flavors of the season is enhanced in spades. Seasonal ingredients are a natural extension of the scenery that surrounds us and intrinsic to the meals we prepare here. 

CONNECT you to the natural environment in which FLAVOR ORIGINATES.

I'm your host,
PRAIRIE.

Obsessive tea ware collector, lead forager, salon host, zero proof mixologist, and devotee of tsukemono pickling.

I'm enamored with the rituals of daily life. I love to watch the sun rise, gather wild weeds and flowers to arrange in vases, tend to my fruit trees, source fresh ingredients, and cook meals from scratch. Through these simple acts, I feel my New England disposition in synergy with the rhythm of my days in Mirukashi.

Oddly, I never dreamed of moving to Japan, but the aesthetics of the culture resonate so deeply that it often feels predestined. 

It can be hard to feel at home while venturing afar. HEre in Mirukashi you can do just that.

QUICK FACTS

NEW ENGLAND GIRL
Founder of Cultivated Days
A HOMESTEADER AT HEART
PET PEEVE? SLOW INTERNET
Warmth SEEKER
OBSESSIVE TREE PLANTER
SUMMERS IN MAINE
VIRGO SUN, TAURUS RISING

Beauty must always grow from the realities of life.

- jun'ichiro tanizaki

Settle into the agrarian rhythms of rural Japan and taste its finest flavors.

Join me in a five-day feast for the senses. We’ll dive deep into the beauty of Japan's landscape and local culinary and craft traditions. We’ll visit markets and ateliers, forage, cook, and share the flavors of the season.

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