Nerikiri is a type of wagashi, or Japanese sweet, made from a dough of sweet bean paste and soft mochi. It is a very malleable dough, which is easily molded into different shapes, like flowers and animals which represent the seasons. Nerikiri is an incredibly cute (kawaii) and simple art form that, with the right instructor, can be mastered by anyone. This Intensive Nerikiri Wagashi Course is perfect for people who want to learn how to make nerikiri starting from the basics and will lay the foundation for professional-level nerikiri making if you choose to pursue it. Usually paired with a cup of tea, nerikiri wagashi should be appreciated slowly and savored, a reminder to yourself to take it easy during an otherwise busy day. They also make beautiful gifts!
Over the course of 6 classes (2 hours each), you will learn nerikiri wagashi making techniques and make popular seasonal designs for spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and you may take a maximum of three classes in a day if it is available. If you do multiple classes in a day you will be allowed a one-hour lunch break between classes where you can explore the local area. And upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate to prove your wagashi-making chops.
CLASS 1: Anko Making
CLASS 2: Nerikiri Dough Making
CLASSES 3 to 6: Seasonal Nerikiri Motifs
Learn how to make nerikiri starting from the basics
Guidance from a qualified nerikiri teacher
Get to know the tools of the trade
Make incredibly cute seasonal designs
Hone your nekiri skills over 6 classes
Expert knowledge from a nerikiri instructor
Ingredients needed to make nerikiri are provided
Nerikiri recipes + basic tools
You will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the class
Transportation to the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
All classes are held in a private residence. It’s a 5-minute walk from Fudomae Station (via the Metro Mita Line or Nanboku Line) and a 10-minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line). The exact location and address of the residence will be given upon the confirmation of your attendance.
After booking, you may decide the class dates and times with the host.
Please cut your fingernails short and do not wear rings to class.
As the house is not childproof, toddlers under the age of 4 are not allowed.
You will need to wear long sleeves for the anko class to prevent from being burned.
You will need to bring a scarf to cover your hair if it is long, and a pen or pencil, plus lunch if you are taking 2 or more classes in one day.