About the organization
The Miyagi Chapter of the Traditional Japanese Cuisine Restaurant Association officially came into being in 1971, when the group was formed as a member of the nationally active Traditional Japanese Cuisine Restaurant Association, in accordance with the laws regulating the management and hygiene of businesses. Its members are comprised of well-respected restaurants, all with a long history and a sense of tradition.
The Association’s activities include regulating the hygiene requirements and business practices of its members, monitoring appropriate restaurant layout, and deciding the appropriate hygiene for foodstuffs. It also provides guidance for its members’ own improvement and promotion of the industry. Educational opportunities are also provided for skills and management training.
◆National Convention Attendance
The Miyagi Chapter attends the National Convention of the Association every year. The first convention was held in Tokyo in 1900, and 2012 saw the 100th, also in Tokyo. The 101st was held over three days from May 13th to 15th in Kyoto with about 400 participants.
(Ceremony & reception venue: Kyoto Hotel Okura)
◆Promotion & PR Projects
The chapter is involved in a variety of projects to promote the restaurant industry.
The chapter website was set up in 2014 to reach out to as many people as possible, and to publicize members’ restaurants. In order to help visitors from overseas, an English site was also set up. The chapter is also making use of online facilities to help disaster risk prevention, the necessity of which was demonstrated after the Great East Japan Earthquake.