Wagashi are small traditional Japanese sweet treats made from plant-based ingredients (the main dough is a mix of beans and rice powder). Literally meaning “Japanese sweets,” it’s an edible art form that you’ll find almost everywhere throughout Japan, and which are often seen as an element used in traditional tea ceremonies. Wagashi sweets pair well well with a bowl of matcha green tea and can be eaten as an afternoon snack or as a beautiful dessert. Handmade wagashi are crafted with careful attention to detail, with references to the stunning nature found in Japan. Wagashi making takes time and patience, but the end result is satisfying for its deliciousness and thoughtful aesthetics. Considered to be a historical dish that is deeply tied to Japanese culture, traditional wagashi sweets are delicate and colorful and are a must-eat when visiting Japan.
Create your own wagashi during a Wagashi Making Class in Tokyo, where you’ll learn how to make the beautiful Japanese sweets from traditional ingredients and techniques. You’ll make sweet dough typical of wagashi, then color and shape it, forming it into decorative and tasty wagashi. In this special wagashi making class in Tokyo, you’ll learn how to hold, mold, and create your delicate Japanese desserts made from vegan and gluten-free ingredients. You’ll be making nerikiri wagashi, with motif designs that change depending on the season of the class. Enjoy your 4 beautifully handcrafted pieces of nerikiri wagashi with a complimentary bowl of green tea that you will learn how to make yourself.
Learn how to make 4 pieces of traditional Japanese sweets, nerikiri wagashi
Make the dough and then shape it into a seasonal design, using traditional hand tools and techniques
The dough is made from beans, sugar, and mochi powder, so all the ingredients used are gluten-free and vegan!
Learn how to make your own bowl of matcha green tea.
Ingredients to make 4 pieces of traditional wagashi
Recipes and instructions in English
All cooking utensils and tools are provided
Complimentary bowl of match green tea
Transportation to and from the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
All classes are held in a private residence. It’s a 5-minute walk from Fudomae Station (via the Metro Mita Line or Nanboku Line) and a 10-minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line). 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.