Nerikiri Wagashi-Making Class in Mitaka, Tokyo

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Learn how to make traditional nerikiri with a certified English instructor in Tokyo. Bring home wagashi-making skills and a set of unique gifts from the host.

Highlights

Make traditional wagashi treats from scratch
Learn from a professional instructor from the Wagashi Promotion Association
Receive a handmade calligraphy card as a memorable souvenir
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Try your hand at nerikiri-making in the quiet residential neighborhood of Mitaka, home to the ever-popular Ghibli Museum. Nestled on the western edge of central Tokyo, Mitaka’s lush greenery and artistic vibe have attracted many intellectuals to make it their home. Your host Kaori is a member of the Wagashi Promotion Association. She volunteers as a guide for international tourists in Tokyo and enjoys making friends from different countries. In addition to wagashi-making, Kaori is also passionate about calligraphy and handcraft. You'll receive a handmade gift from her at the end of the class! Nerikiri, a traditional Japanese confectionery, artfully utilizes brightly-coloured gyuhi (rice flour), shiroan (sweet white bean paste), and Chinese yam. It's an edible art, with delicate shapes reflecting the changing seasons. Served with matcha green tea, it's common to eat nerikiri at traditional Japanese tea ceremonies around Japan. The class kicks off with a brief lecture on traditional wagashi-making, followed by a demonstration. Then, it's time to get creative and craft your own nerikiri masterpiece! When you're finished, take a moment to appreciate its aesthetic beauty before taking a bite. Let the sweetness melt in your mouth while sipping on matcha green tea. The refreshing bitterness of the green tea subtly balances the sweetness, creating a delightful sensory experience for the taste buds. Experience flow: Meet your host at their house Short walkthrough of the experience program Brief lecture about traditional wagashi-making Demonstration by Kaori Make your own nerikiri Enjoy your handmade wagashi

Inclusions

2 pieces of nerikiri wagashi (seasonal shape and color!)
1 cup of matcha green tea
A gift set of calligraphy card and mizuhiki knots

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the meeting point.

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Please go directly from Mitaka Station to the host’s house (approx 1.5 km). The address and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Experience venue is located a 20-minute walk from Mitaka St.
Not open to children under 4 years old
Please inform the host of dietary restrictions or allergies

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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Experience Location

Mitaka is a serene area in Western Tokyo. Home to the Ghibli Museum, Inokashira Park, and dotted with local cafes, restaurants, and other attractions, Mitaka can be reached by train from Shinjuku in under 20 minutes. Located nearby are the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and the Kichijoji neighborhood.
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Earliest available date: July 15, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals