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