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Nerikiri Wagashi Class in Tokyo with Matcha Green Tea

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Other
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Learn to make stunning traditional Japanese sweets with a wagashi artist as your teacher!
Highlights
Roll up your sleeves, because this wagashi making class is 100% hands-on!
Learn how to make wagashi dough from scratch! This class is not just molding and shaping.
Use various traditional wagashi making tools.
Enjoy your handmade confections with a bowl of matcha tea!
This Japanese cooking class is vegan-friendly and uses all plant-based ingredients.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Learn to make stunning edible pieces of art! Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections that are often served during the Japanese tea ceremony. These gorgeous sweets are made in a variety of shapes, reflecting the beauty of the seasons. Blush-pink sakura blossoms, for example, are evocative of the spring, while vibrant orange momiji leaves represent autumn. During this class, you will join a Japanese cooking instructor, Mai, and learn how to craft these beautiful Japanese confections at her Tokyo residence. Located just 5-15 minutes away from the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, this class is very conveniently located for those who are visiting the major hotspots of Tokyo. First, Mai will go through the recipe and all the steps to making nerikiri wagashi. Then, you will get hands-on in the kitchen, starting by making the wagashi dough from scratch. Wagashi is made with bean paste and no animal products, so this wagashi cooking class is perfect for vegans and vegetarians. With the guidance of an experienced teacher, your sweet treats will turn out wonderfully, and taste just as good as they look! Even beginners can hand-craft bite-sized masterpieces! At the end, these traditional desserts will be served alongside high-quality matcha green tea, the luscious foamy texture and slight bitterness contrasting beautifully with the sweet handmade morsels. With step-by-step instructions and insights into the Japanese food culture, this is the perfect experience for those who are interested in the more traditional side of Japan.
Inclusions
Free pick up from the designated station
Ingredients for making wagashi (all plant-based)
Takeaway container for your wagashi
Recipe in English
Water, matcha green tea, or caffeine-free tea
Exclusions
Transportation to the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Outside the ticket gate of Yoyogi-Uehara station (5 minutes away from Shinjuku Station)
Remarks
Please be on time
Experience Location
Shibuya’s commercial area is a fashionista haven, home to department stores, boutiques, and entertainment. Shibuya’s most famous meeting point is Hachiko Statue. And you can’t miss the Shibuya Crossing. For two minutes at a time, the world’s most intense pedestrian crossing comes to life. A popular street photography spot, the crossing is symbolic of Tokyo, featured in films like Lost in Translation and Tokyo Drift. Another point of interest is Bunkamura which literally means “culture village,” consisting of concert halls, a theater, a cinema, and a museum that features changing exhibits.
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Earliest available date: December 6, 2022
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals