Traditional Japanese Sweets: Tokyo Wagashi and Mochi Class

Hosted by Simply Oishii
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Vegan, With green tea, With recipe
Delicate and artistic, you will learn how to make one of the most historical and beautiful Japanese dessert of all time, wagashi.
Learn how to make three traditional Japanese sweets including nerikiri wagashi, daifuku mochi, and dango mochi
From making and 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!
Make a beautiful box of delicious wagashi and mochi which you can take home with you
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-serving tradition built on skill and craftsmanship of delicate textures and flavors, as well as an appreciation for carefully considered aesthetics. Translating to mean “Japanese sweets,” wagashi are traditional sweets treats in Japan made from plant-based ingredients, which are vegan and gluten-free. Associated with being eaten during tea ceremonies, wagashi are known for having a simple yet sophisticated flavor to complement matcha green tea, but also elevate the humble tea ceremony through its fine making. 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 make three different types of Japanese sweets where you’ll mix the doughs, beautifully shape them, and decorate your sweets using traditional tools and techniques. Learning about the wagashi and mochi, you’ll make your own traditional Japanese sweets which you can enjoy with a complimentary bowl of matcha green tea which you will learn how to make, and then take the rest home with you.
Ingredients to make 3 different types of wagashi and mochi
Recipes and instructions in English
All cooking utensils and tools will be provided
Complimentary bowl of matcha
Transportation to 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
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 12, 2023
¥ 7,800
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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
Host will donate 7 meals