Wagashi: Make Nerikiri & Enjoy Matcha in Tokyo
Organized by Satoko Ogawa
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1 - 4 guests
Join Satoko, a professional wagashi instructor, for a confectionary-making class in Tokyo (Kitaminemachi). Make two seasonal nerikiri, then enjoy your handmade treats with matcha tea.
Learn how to make traditional Japanese wagashi (confectionery)
Learn from a professional instructor who graduated from the Wagashi Promotion Association
Learn recipes that are beginner-friendly and can easily be recreated at home
Spend time in a real Japanese home in Tokyo
Visit a charming, lesser-known neighborhood in Tokyo (Kitaminemachi in Ota City)
Join Satoko, a certified instructor from the Wagashi Promotion Association of Japan, for a Japanese wagashi lesson in Tokyo (Kitaminemachi)! You’ll make seasonal nerikiri, participate in a photo shoot, then enjoy your handmade treats with matcha tea. Nerikiri, an exquisite Japanese confectionery art, involves creating intricate sculptures from a mixture of sweet white bean paste and soft mochi dough. You’ll learn how to sculpt these sweet edible creations from scratch while learning about the history and cultural significance of wagashi. Experience flow: Brief class and recipe introduction Demonstration: How to make nerikiri dough Make two nerikiri featuring a seasonal design Photo session: Take advantage of a photo opportunity setup by your host Enjoy your handmade nerikiri and matcha tea Meet Satoko Ogawa, a bilingual Japanese wagashi instructor based in Tokyo since 2023. With nearly 25 years of international experience and a passion for diverse cuisines, Satoko opened her wagashi-making school to share authentic Japanese sweets and culture. She holds certifications as a Food Sanitation Supervisor by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and as an Instructor for the Wanaha Artfood Association and the Wagashi Promotion Association Japan, demonstrating her commitment to providing high-quality wagashi classes. Make Seasonal Nerikiri: To make nerikiri, begin by mixing sweet white bean paste and glutinous rice flour with water to create a dough. Satoko will guide you with sculpting the mixture into intricate seasonal designs. Satoko’s confectionary classes are beginner-friendly, and the downloadable recipes mean you can easily recreate these sweet treats at home. Following this, participate in a photo session to document your bite-sized masterpieces. Enjoy Handmade Nerikiri with Matcha Tea: Once you’ve finished making your edible masterpieces, enjoy them alongside freshly made matcha tea.
A Japanese confectionary-making class guided by a professional wagashi teacher
Ingredients to make: 2 x pieces of nerikiri wagashi
Matcha tea or coffee
Rental: Apron, professional tools, towels
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
About 8 minutes walk from Ontakesan station Please come directly to the instructor's house. The details will be shared upon a booking.
Children joining this experience must be 4 years or older
Please note that the host has two cats which will be locked in a room during the lesson
This is a group lesson; please select the private option upon booking if preferred
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(12 - 99)
(5 - 11)
Earliest available date: December 11, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.