Mochi & Nerikiri Wagashi Sweets Making w/ Matcha in Yokohama

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Shape and prepare three kinds of wagashi Japanese confectioneries with bean paste and mochi: nerikiri, hanami dango, and fruit daifuku! Enjoy your treats with a bowl of matcha green tea.
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Learn how to make several traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) in a hands-on class in a residential area of Yokohama, Kanagawa, about 40 min by train from Shibuya
Shape and prepare 2 pieces of nerikiri wagashi (made with white bean paste and glutinous rice flour), 2 three-color dango skewers, and 2 pieces of fruit daifuku (mochi filled with fruit)
Enjoy your wagashi with a bowl of matcha green tea
The host will provide downloadable recipes so you can comfortably recreate your favorite sweets back home!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
A fixture in traditional tea ceremonies, Japanese bite-sized traditional sweets, wagashi, are delicate in both visuals and flavor. In this warm and cozy lesson in Yokohama, you’ll learn to prepare, shape, and assemble an assortment of wagashi sweets and enjoy them with a bowl of matcha. Wagashi are seasonal, delicate confectioneries shaped by hand. Your instructor will teach you to make nerikiri wagashi, a moist kind made with white bean paste and glutinous rice flour, shaped in a seasonal motif; three-color dango (three colorful mochi dumplings on a skewer); and fruit daifuku, a tender and chewy ball of mochi filled with fruit. You’ll enjoy your creations with a bowl of freshly made matcha green tea. Itinerary: -Arrive at the venue and meet your instructor. -Your instructor will introduce themselves and give a brief overview of wagashi culture and its ingredients before demonstrating how to prepare wagashi. -Make your own wagashi sweets: nerikiri (2 pcs), three color dango skewers (2 pcs), and fruit daifuku (2 pcs) -Take photos and eat the sweets you made with a bowl of matcha green tea This experience takes place in a private home in a residential neighborhood of Yokohama, in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 minutes by train from Shibuya Station (20 min train ride, 20 min walk). After the experience, feel free to explore this lesser-known area and get a glimpse of the local lifestyle.
Inclusions
Ingredients, aprons and utensils
A cooking instructor who is bilingual (in Japanese and English)
2 pieces of nerikiri wagashi, 2 three-color dango skewers, and 2 pieces of fruit daifuku (mochi filled with fruit)
A bowl of matcha green tea
Downloadable recipes
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Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go directly to the venue in Yokohama, located about 8 min by taxi from Azamino Station, or 40 min from Shibuya Station (20 min train ride, 20 min walk). More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Children over the age of 7 are welcome to participate.
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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Nestled below the bustling city of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is as diverse in its environment as its food is delicious; Kanagawa offers Chinese street food and craft beer in Yokohama and fresh seafood from Kamakura and Enoshima, as well as natural beauty and mountainous produce in the hot spring town of Hakone near the base of Mount Fuji.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals