Make Daifuku & Dango, Enjoy 5 Kinds of Mochi Sweets (Tokyo)

Organized by Satoko Ogawa
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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, With green tea, Rain or shine, With recipe, Near station
Join Satoko, a professional wagashi instructor, for a confectionery-making class in Tokyo (Kitaminemachi). Make fruit daifuku & colorful dango, taste 3 types of mochi, and enjoy your treats with tea.
Highlights
Learn to make traditional Japanese sweets with an instructor who graduated from the Wagashi Promotion Association, and try mochi ice cream, warabimochi, and isobeyaki made by your instructor.
Naturally gluten-free and vegan! Ingredients are beans, sugar, water and mochi flour made with plant-based ingredients.
Learn beginner-friendly recipes that can easily be recreated at home. You can download the recipes through a QR code.
Spend time in a real Japanese home in a charming, lesser-known neighborhood in Tokyo (Kitaminemachi, Ota Ward). Your host will recommend attractions to visit in the area before and after the lesson.
Small-group lesson (5 participants max) so that you get plenty of personalized instruction.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 4 meals
Experience Details
Make colorful Japanese wagashi at a home confectionary class in Tokyo (Kitaminemachi). Join Satoko, an instructor from the Wagashi Promotion Association of Japan, for a lesson in the art of daifuku and dango – two traditional Japanese sweets! Then, you’ll watch as she makes three other types of mochi to enjoy with your handmade treats and tea. Experience flow: Brief class and recipe introduction Presentation: History and cultural significance of mochi Recipe demonstration by the teacher Make seasonal fruit daifuku and sanshoku dango Watch your instructor make three types of mochi: mochi ice cream, warabimochi, and isobeyaki Photo opportunity Enjoy your handmade treats and tea Meet Satoko, a bilingual instructor who loves sharing the art of Japanese sweets (wagashi) from her Tokyo home. During nearly 25 years spent abroad, she traveled to over 30 countries, savoring diverse cuisines. Her culinary journey began when she opened her wagashi-making school to offer guests an authentic Japanese experience. She holds qualifications as a certified Food Sanitation Supervisor by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and as an Instructor for the Wanaha Artfood Association and the Wagashi Promotion Association Japan, reflecting her commitment to providing high-quality, authentic wagashi classes. After a demonstration by your teacher, roll up your sleeves and make two traditional Japanese wagashi. First up, strawberry daifuku; a juicy strawberry wrapped in sweet mochi (glutinous rice) dough. Prepare mochi dough, and stuff it with seasonal fruit! Sanshoku dango is a visually stunning treat that combines three colored mochi dumplings on a skewer. You’ll prepare, color, shape, and boil the dango dough, then skewer and enjoy your colorful dumplings with green tea. Your host will also show you how to make three types of mochi: mochi ice cream (yukimi daifuku), warabimochi, and isobeyaki. Finally, feel free to snap pictures with your bite-sized treats.
Inclusions
A Japanese confectionary-making class guided by a professional wagashi teacher
Ingredients to make 2 seasonal fruit daifuku, and 2 sanshoku (three color) dango skewers, and mochi ice cream (yukimi daifuku), warabimochi, and isobeyaki made by the host
Downloadable recipes
Green tea or coffee
Apron rental, tools, towels
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please come directly to the instructor's house, located about 8 minutes on foot from Ontakesan Station. A Google Maps link will be shared upon booking.
Remarks
Children joining this experience must be 5 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
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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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
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Host will donate 4 meals