Ms. Fuka Saji, who presides over the "Cost Marie Secretariat", plans a history reproduction project that everyone can enjoy by reproducing the food and dance of the medieval European era and an experience-based event related to Western fantasy.
She paved the way for herself, holding events several times a month, and listened to her strong thoughts on her work.
From hobbies to livelihood
What made Mr. Sugi, who is active in such a "maniac" world, interested in the folk history of the medieval European era?
It's a role-playing game that many people enjoy. In fact, she was one of those who loved such games.
She said, "She comes up with an inn when she's playing a game. When I saw the food on the plate, I wondered if I could do this myself.
So after a little research, I realized that life in medieval Europe was different from the game world, and I started to get interested in it. "
After that, she started from her hobby circle, and about ten years ago, she started full-scale activities such as event planning as it is now. In recent words, "live by what you like". Mr. Saji may have been a pioneer in her time.
Many people like her are interested in medieval Europe from Western fantasy.
However, Mr. Saji is focusing on "reproduction" which is rarely seen elsewhere.
Rose honey cookie reproduced by Mr. Saji (dish, upper right)
At that time, sugar was expensive, so it contained a lot of honey, and rose water, which was favored by aristocrats and royalty, was also used. It was eaten around the 16th century.
"I don't know until I try cooking. There are many books and difficult treatises, but I want to cherish the" experience "that cannot be expressed in letters."
It's the first time you can understand it by going, eating, and trying. She says that she wants her to experience the concept of being overturned by "experience" because she can see anything with just one smartphone.
State of "honey wax candle live".
The fantastic atmosphere, which is hard to find in modern times surrounded by electricity, is very nice. State of "honey wax candle live"
The fantastic atmosphere, which is hard to find in modern times surrounded by electricity, is very nice.
Even if you say "live by what you like", it is very difficult to plan and manage an event. This is a difficult task because we need to collaborate with many people to create one event.
My hobby is work. But sometimes it fails
"Since the activity time differs depending on the person, the meeting time may be late at night. Some people are busy, so it is important to make adjustments according to the convenience of the other party."
Coupled with costumes, it feels like you have traveled back in time to the Middle Ages!
Also, it seems that there is such a difficulty in attracting customers.
"People who are interested, such as those who like medieval Europe, will come if it is convenient, but we are trying to spread information using homepages and SNS so that other people can come widely. Masu "
Regarding the time and season, it is difficult because it is a reproduction project.
"It's a difficult time when you can't get the ingredients. Now that you have canned food, I think you can get it all year round, but that's not the case.
Canned foods are flavored and have a different texture. After all, I want you to use the same thing as at that time and let people know that it tastes like this. "
It seems that the "comfort of pear" actually made using canned pear ended in failure, and the situation is humorously introduced in the book "Recipe of Medieval Europe".
Book "Recipes of Medieval Europe" (Shinkigensha)
By the way, it is surprisingly summer that the most difficult thing to procure ingredients is. Even though it's a fruitful season, it doesn't make sense if you can't get ingredients that can be reproduced.
In this way, even if there are difficulties due to the "reproduction" of "medieval" and "Europe", I would like you to feel the "limitations" of such past times.
For her, what is her job?
"First of all, I never thought it was a job (laughs). Even at home, I've been making prototypes of recreated dishes, so it's my life itself. Of course, until my hobby = work, the ingredients on the day of the event There were many mistakes such as running around the department store without reaching.
But now I'm stress-free. I think it's good not only to study, but also to convey it to other people. "
Mr. Saji, who speaks so, had a very lively expression, and it seemed that the fun of everyday life was conveyed here as well.
"I never get tired of it. For example, recipes contain ingredients that didn't exist at that time. So I started to find out where these ingredients came from. Then I could find out more and more dishes in a chain. I'm not interested because it appears in the Imozuru ceremony. "
Furthermore, when I asked him what he wanted to try in the future,
"I would like to hold regular medieval camps that I used to do if I had time. Now I can spend the winter in a warm place with heating, but it must have been very cold in the past.
I would like to pursue the overall life history of such an old-fashioned style more deeply. There should be something you can find by adding restrictions. "
2 types of medieval tents
It was built by a friend at a private camp in November.
Finally, do you want to continue this lifestyle in the future? When asked,
"You will have to do that! (Laughs)".
Her bright smile that said so was very impressive.
Medieval Western European cooking expert. She presides over the Costmary Secretariat. She mainly works on cooking recipe research that reproduces and arranges cooking and butoh (popular dance) that was in the medieval European era. In recent years, she has been involved in historical reproduction projects and fantasy event projects that mainly coexist with nature, using various outdoor facilities in Japan. Her books such as "Medieval Western Cuisine Guidance" and "Medieval Western Botanical Tan" series (douujinshi).