Wagashi Making Class in Tokyo

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
Make your own beautifully handcrafted traditional Japanese sweets during this creative wagashi making class in Tokyo.
Learn how to make 4 pieces of traditional Japanese sweets, nerikiri wagashi
Make the dough and then shape it into a seasonal design, beautifully decorated 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! Anyone can join this creative class
Learn how to make your own bowl of matcha green tea.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Wagashi are small traditional Japanese sweet treats made from plant-based ingredients like dough from 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 go perfectly 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 and its art and poetry. 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 wonderful pieces of wagashi during a Wagashi Making Class in Tokyo, where you’ll learn how to make Japanese sweets from traditional ingredients and techniques. You’ll make traditional sweet dough, coloring and shaping it, and forming it into decorative but delicious pieces of 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 bow of green tea that you will learn how to make yourself.
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 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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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