About us


Japan Cross Bridge is created by twin sisters to share Japanese culture with the world.

As being Itamae (Japanese cuisine chefs), we started providing cooking lessons of Japanese cuisine, mainly sushi.

Using our background of creators and calligraphers, we now share Japanese culture in accessories, jewelry, calligraphy art, painting artworkds.   Visit our shop.

Staff Introduction:

ayumi shihomi itamae photoTwin sisters.  Both worked together at a Japanese restaurant in Geneva, Switzerland as sushi chefs for 3 years.  After coming back to Japan

, worked together at a Japanese resturant in Toranomon, Tokyo, as Itamae (Japanese cuisine chefs) for 7 years.

More than 10 years experience as Japanese sushi chefs and Itamae.

Both of us are Japanese chef licensed.

Both of us have more than 10 years experience of Japanese calligraphy.

Our grandparents are Shodo Shihan (Master Calligrapher) and instructors.

Both of us are Japanese origami artists and accessories designers.

Japanese painting ZEN Mt. Fuji in full moon and Sakura hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decoration

Japanese painting ZEN Mt. Fuji in full moon and Sakura hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decoration

Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor Koi fish and Sakura

Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor Koi fish and Sakura

Japanese style Sakura cherry blossoms jewelry

Our handmade Sakura cherry blossoms jewelry

miniature 3D sushi necklace

Our realistic miniature 3D sushi necklace

Japanese style Sakura cherry blossoms jewelry

Our sakura cherry blossoms necklace

3 Nishiki goi Koi fish painting large ZEN style Kakejiku on Etsy

3 Nishiki goi Koi fish painting large ZEN style Kakejiku on Etsy

Large ZEN style Kakemono of Mt. Fuji and Sakura cherry blossom painting on Etsy

Large ZEN style Kakemono of Mt. Fuji and Sakura cherry blossom painting on Etsy

3D painting ZEN style blue koi fish hanging scfroll

Our 3D painting ZEN style blue koi fish hanging scroll

writing calligraphy

miniature 3D sushi necklaces

Our miniature 3D sushi necklaces

Crystal dome 3D Japanese Spring after sunset sky necklace

Our Japanese Srping evening sky 3D necklace

Crystal glass 3D koi with Sakura necklace

Our crystal glass 3D Koi fish with Sakura necklace

Our 3D painting ZEN style Koi fish necklace

Our 3D painting ZEN style Koi fish necklace

Japanese painting ZEN Sakura hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decoration

Japanese painting ZEN Sakura hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decoration

twin sisters photo 2

making calligraphy art painting

making calligraphy art painting

Japanese painting calligraphy art Kakejiku style wall decoration

Japanese painting of Koi fish in ZEN circle, Enso

Ayumi Aalto

ayumimaking sushi rice scene

  • achieved professional Edomae sushi course certificate
  • achived Japanese Chef License
  • extensive cross cultural experiences including visiting England, France, many other European countries, lived in Australia for 1 year, lived and made sushi in Switerland for 3 years.
  • achieved advanced English level in Sydney University,  Australia
  • achieved intermediate French level in Geneve University,  Switzerland
  • married to a Finnish man
  • mother of a baby girl

ayumi chef certificate
ayumi sushi school certificate

Shihomi Hommashihomi

  • achieved professional Edomae sushi course certificate
  • achieved Chief Instructor in Kazarimaki sushi certified by Japan Sushi Instructor Association(JSIA)
  • achieved Japanese Chef License
  • extensive cross cultural experiences including visiting Canada, England, the United States, Australia, and lived and made sushi in Switzerland for 3 years.
  • experienced International Preschool Management and assistant teachermaking sushi scene
  • TOEIC score 905
  • IELTS band score 7
  • married to a Canadian man

Shihomi chef license
Shihomi certificate
Shihomi certificate

article picture

Our Temari sushi course is on JW Webmagazine, MEDIUM.COM
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temari sushi article on Medium

Our Temari sushi course article in Japanese on JW Magazine, MEDIUM.COM
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MEDIUM article

Our Healthy rice sushi of Tuna and Salmon course is on MEDIUM.COM
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Japanese famous magazine article

We are on Japanese famaous magazine “Joseijishin” article!

YAHOO!Japan News

We are on YAHOO! Japan News of June 11, 2018

My Eyes Tokyo article

We are interviewed by My Eyes Tokyo.

teni wada blog

Click the image and jump to Ms. Teni Wada’s blog “Baby Kaiju by Teni Wada”

Try Living with Lucie

We were on “Try Living with Lucie” video!! Lucie came and tried our Sushi lesson! Click this image to jump to Facebook Lucie page

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