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Wagashi Sweets Making Class with Owner of 400 Year Old Shop

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
10 - 70 guests
Language
English
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With green tea
Learn how to make traditional wagashi sweets from an expert who owns a 400 year old confectionary shop in Kyoto
Highlights
Learn how to make traditional Japanese wagashi sweets from a master confectioner who owns a 400 year old sweets shop that originated in Kyoto
Try your hand at different techniques as you use different tools and ingredients to make a variety of styles of wagashi
In a wonderful traditional venue, enjoy tasting your sweets with a cup of bitter Japanese tea that balances the flavors
Feel the serenity as you explore the gardens in and around the venue before and after the sweets making class
Take home any leftover sweets to enjoy later!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Mr. Yoshiyuki Higuchi is a 14th-generation confectioner and owner of a 400 year old sweet shop, Mannendo. With a long legacy as one of Kyoto's most famous wagashi sweet producers, Mannendo now has a store in Ginza. Their sweets are so renowned that they have been delivered and served to the Emperor! Their beautiful store sells amazing and intricate wagashi Japanese-style sweets using the finest ingredients. Kyoto is known for its high-quality craftsmanship and ingredients grown in the region, but you don't have to visit Kyoto for a taste of making Japanese sweets! During this unique sweets-making experience, you'll join Higuchi to learn how to make your very own wagashi. Learning from the best, he will demonstrate a range of techniques using traditional Japanese ingredients. With his expert guidance that has been passed down for generations, you will join in hands-on to make a range of your own wagashi sweets. After learning how to make 2-3 types of wagashi, you'll sit down to enjoy them with a cup of Japanese tea. Its bitterness complements the sweetness and textures of wagashi. You can also take any leftover wagashi home with you as a sweet souvenir to eat later. Held at a beautiful traditional style venue, this experience is a full immersion into Japanese wagashi sweets, their ingredients, and an introduction to traditional tea culture and etiquette. Before and after the lesson, you can take a relaxing stroll through the venue's beautiful gardens.
Inclusions
English speaking interpreter
Tools and ingredients to make various wagashi sweets
Wagashi sweets and Japanese tea
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Venue hire and related expenses for less than 10 people per booking (85,000 yen)
Venue hire and related expenses for 11-70 people per booking (200,000 yen)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet at the restaurant
Remarks
If you would like your guide to dine with you, an additional fee of 2000 yen will be charged
If you want a larger group than 20 people, it's possible to change the venue upon consultation
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Earliest available date: August 29, 2022
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals