Homemade Udon and Traditional Calligraphy Class in Tokyo

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Duration
3.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With recipe, Private Experience
Immerse yourself in the everyday life of a Tokyoite as you learn about Japanese culture through cooking udon and create your own calligraphy artwork.
Highlights
Learn how to make delicious homemade udon noodles from scratch
Use traditional calligraphy tools to write a personal kanji character
Discuss elements of Japanese culture with a local, bilingual resident of Tokyo in their home studio
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Take a break from the busy sights and sounds of Tokyo and immerse yourself in a hands-on cultural experience where food meets art! Join your host in their local home studio to learn how to make udon noodles from scratch, and try your hand at traditional Japanese calligraphy too. Your host is a licensed dietician and expert calligrapher, who is passionate about connecting people from around the world through cooking and calligraphy. During this cozy cultural exchange, you can learn all about everyday life in Japan and what it’s like living in Tokyo as a local. After a warm welcome, you will learn how to prepare udon noodles from scratch. Udon are a traditional type of Japanese noodle, which are typically thicker and more plump than ramen noodles, however you can definitely find thinner or fatter regional variants. Although it seems simple, you might be surprised by how physical the process is! Prepare yourself to knead, stomp, and cut it just right! You’ll walk away with all the knowledge you need to make this noodle dish at home. However, after making the noodle dough, it will need to rest. While you wait, this is your chance to learn the ancient art of calligraphy. Your host will teach you to write a kanji character of your choosing. Using a brush, ink, and careful calligraphy techniques, you will have a chance to practice different strokes and master them elegantly! Once the dough has rested, you will learn how to cut the homemade noodles individually with a special knife and chopping technique. You will get to eat the freshly made udon on the spot after briefly boiling them to perfection, and receive a recipe to take home as well. Enjoy your comforting noodles while enjoying some conversation with your host and share stories about your experiences in Japan.
Inclusions
Ingredients and tools to make udon noodles from scratch
Traditional calligraphy painting class
Take home udon recipe
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
All classes are held in a private residence. It’s within walking distance from both Akihabara station (10 minutes) and Ueno station (15 minutes). The exact location and address of the residence will be given upon the confirmation of your attendance.
Remarks
Please do not come barefoot as it will be held in a local home; otherwise you need to purchase socks
Please come with older casual clothes just in case (we will be using ink for the calligraphy)
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: June 22, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals