Tea Ceremony (Sado), Matcha, & Wagashi-Making in Tokyo
Organized by Nagai
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Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Family-friendly
Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Make traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi), witness a tea ceremony (sado), & make matcha in Setagaya (Tokyo). Interact with a matcha master, learn about Japanese culture, & take home lifelong skills.
Become a dessert-making pro with a wagashi workshop
Enjoy a tea ceremony (sado) demonstration by a matcha master
Learn how to make and drink matcha
Enjoy your freshly made wagashi and matcha
Take home a special souvenir and an English-language textbook
Discover the art of Japanese tea and confectionery in the heart of Setagaya (Tokyo) with this special wagashi-making, tea ceremony (sado), and matcha experience. Led by Nagai-san, a matcha master (yes, that’s an official title), immerse yourself in a cultural journey that combines education, hands-on activities, and the flavors of exquisite matcha and traditional Japanese sweets. Experience flow: Wagashi-making workshop Japanese tea ceremony demonstration Matcha-making workshop Enjoy freshly made wagashi and matcha Wagashi-Making Workshop: Step into the world of Wagashi, Japanese confectionery. During this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to create your very own Wagashi, specifically Nerikiri with intricate flower designs. Nagai-san will guide you through the process, offering insights into the history, various types, and seasonal significance of these delightful treats. Tea Ceremony (Sado): Witness an authentic Japanese tea ceremony (sado) demonstration led by Nagai-san, a certified matcha master. The Japanese tea ceremony is a highly ritualized practice focused on matcha green tea preparation. This demonstration embodies Japanese culture's simplicity, mindfulness, and respect for tranquility. Let’s Make Matcha: Next, delve into the art of making matcha, the finely powdered green tea known for its rich flavor and cultural significance. Learn the meticulous steps of preparing usucha, a mild type of matcha. You’ll learn about the nuances of the tea, along with etiquette, tea history, and fascinating insights. Enjoy Freshly Made Wagashi and Matcha: The artful presentation of wagashi complements the bitterness of freshly whisked matcha, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. This ritual is a profound immersion into Japanese culture, where every detail embodies mindfulness and tradition. The experience is a journey of taste and tranquility, leaving a lasting appreciation for Japan's culinary artistry.
An English-speaking instructor
Ingredients to make wagashi sweets & matcha
An English-language textbook
Transport to/from the experience venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
3 mins from Higashi-Matsubara Station. The address will be shared upon booking.
Guests must be 10 years of age or older to attend this experience
Spreading as far as Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, the mega-metropolis of the Greater Tokyo Area functions as the country’s futuristic capital, featuring the latest in art, technologies, food, and pockets of every subculture imaginable.
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Select at least 2 guests
Select at least 2 guests
(10 - 99)
Earliest available date: December 6, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.