Nerikiri Wagashi is a type of Japanese dessert. The dough for nerikiri is made from white bean paste and soft Mochi. It is a very soft dessert and is easily molded to different shapes. Nerikiri is incredibly cute (kawaii) and a simple art form that can be mastered quickly and by anyone. This is a fun Extensive Nerikiri Basics Class and is perfect for people who want to learn how to make nerikiri starting from basics.
This class teaches you the basic skills of nerikiri art. You will get to learn popular seasonal motifs for spring, summer, autumn, and winter. You will learn these techniques in six different classes. You can do a maximum of two classes in a day if there is room for it. If you do two classes in a day you will be allowed a one-hour lunch break between classes where you can go for a walk and explore the local area to find something to eat.
This is an extensive class and sets you up to continue learning the nerikiri art. If you enjoy this course and are interested in learning more and potentially becoming certified then you should also check out the Nerikiri Instructor Course that is on offer.
Highlights of the Extensive Nerikiri Basics Class:
- Perfect for people who want to learn how to make nerikiri starting from basics
- Learn how to make nerikiri one on one with a qualified teacher
- Learn to make incredibly cute designs
There will be six classes, each takes about 2 hours. Before booking, please contact us for the availability.
Class 1: Anko making
- Demonstration and hands-on for making White Bean Paste (Shiro-an) and Tsubu-an Mashed Red Beans
- Lecture on Wagashi Tools and how to care for them. If you would like to purchase some tools, this can be done during this class
- A brief history of wagashi in Japan and the seasonal motifs
Class 2: Nerikiri dough making
- Making the nerikiri dough in 2 different ways. You will learn how to make the dough the traditional way using the stove as well as how to make the dough using the microwave oven
- Making gyuhi (sweet mochi) used for making the nerikiri dough in 2 different ways. You will learn how to make gyuhi on the stove and also the microwave oven
- Class on how to handle the nerikiri dough,
- Various ways to handle the dough
- Coloring techniques
- Wrapping the Anko
- Using the wagashi tools (triangle stick, sarashi cloth, cutter, knife, tea strainer)
Class 3 to 6: Seasonal Nerikiri Motifs
- The last four lessons will teach you the popular motifs for each season. You will start by coloring the dough and shaping the dough using your hands and wagashi tools. You will learn the following techniques during this class.
Maximum of 2 people
Event place and access:
All classes are held in a private residence. It’s a 5-minute walk from Fudomae Station (Metro -Mita line or Nanboku line) and a 10-minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line). The exact location and address of the said residence will be given upon the confirmation of your attendance.
- You will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the class.
- You will need to bring a scarf to cover your hair if it is long, and a pen or pencil and lunch if you are taking 2 or more classes. Please cut your fingernails short and do not wear a ring to class. You will also need to wear long sleeves for the anko class to prevent from being burnt.