Mochi and Traditional Sweets Making with Tea Ceremony

Organized by Miyuki
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 12 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Rain or shine, With recipe, Learn etiquette, Tea experience
Delicate and artistic, you will learn how to make one of the most traditional and beautiful Japanese desserts: wagashi.
Learn how to make three traditional Japanese sweets including nerikiri wagashi, daifuku mochi, and dango mochi
From shaping the dough to decoration, you’ll make these delicious sweets look absolutely beautiful using traditional hand tools
Made from beans, sugar, and mochi powder, all the ingredients used are gluten-free and vegan so that anyone can enjoy this class!
Learn the cultural background of Mochi and the role it plays in the Japanese Festivals
Enjoy the sweet creations you’ve made with complimentary matcha green tea that you will learn how to make yourself
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
The making of handmade sweets in Japan is a long-standing tradition built on skill and craftsmanship of delicate textures and flavors, as well as an appreciation for aesthetics. Translating to “Japanese sweets,” wagashi are traditional sweets treats made from plant-based ingredients, which are vegan and gluten-free. Associated with the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, wagashi are known for having a simple yet sophisticated flavor that complements matcha green tea, but also elevates the humble tea ceremony through with its beautiful seasonal motifs. To make a perfect wagashi treat, the process takes time, requiring patience and careful handiwork, although the results are inevitably satisfying. Mochi is also a quintessential sweet in Japan; a type of rice cake that’s often paired with sweet azuki red bean. Delicate and colorful, wagashi reflects the beauty of nature in Japan, and is seen as one of the most detailed desserts, incorporating elegant artistic characteristics. Learn how to make your own traditional Japanese wagashi and mochi during this Tokyo Wagashi and Mochi Making Class. You’ll have a hands on experience to make two different types of Mochi as well as two different kinds of Traditional Japanese sweets (Nerikiri) where you’ll get to beautifully shape them, and decorate your sweets using traditional tools and techniques. After all the hard work, you can then enjoy it with a complimentary bowl of matcha green tea (which you will also learn how to make). At the end of class, you can take the rest home with you, a snack for later!
Ingredients to make 2 different types of nerikiri wagashi and 2 kinds of mochi desserts
Recipes and instructions in English
All cooking utensils and tools will be provided
Complimentary bowl of matcha
Transportation to and from the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
All classes are held in a private studio near Meguro Station. It’s a 3-minute walk from from JR Yamanote Line Exit and a 5-mintute walk from the Metro Line exit. The exact location and address of the residence will be given upon the confirmation of your attendance.
Please be reminded to come to the class on time.
As the house is not childproof, toddlers under the age of 4 are not allowed.
This is a smoke-free residence. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
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

Meguro is surrounded by a cluster of restaurants and bars which trickle down through Meguro Dori Street, cherry blossoms line the canal along Meguro River, a popular spot for hanami season in spring. Follow the river to the west for trendy bars and hipster cafes of Nakameguro, where the ward stretches as far as Yutenji and Tokyo’s little Europe in Jiyugaoka. Meguro is home to 500 Buddha statues in Daienji Temple, as well as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, alongside the much more unusual Meguro Parasitological Museum.
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Earliest available date: June 18, 2024
¥ 14,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals