Traditional Japanese Sweets: Tokyo Wagashi and Mochi Class

Delicate and artistic, you will learn how to make one of the most historical and beautiful Japanese dessert of all time, wagashi.

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 cup of matcha green tea, and then take the rest home with you.

Highlights of the Traditional Japanse Sweets: Tokyo Wagashi and Mochi Class:

  • Learn how to make 3 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

Inclusions:

  • 2.5-hour Tokyo wagashi and mochi making class
  • Ingredients to make 3 different types of wagashi and mochi
  • An English-speaking Japanese cooking instructor
  • Recipes and instructions in English
  • All cooking utensils and tools will be provided
  • Complimentary green tea

Menu:

  • 2 pieces of nerikiri wagashi
  • 2 pieces of strawberry daifuku (mochi with a red bean filling)
  • Tri-color dango (colorful mochi rice balls on a skewer)

Exclusions:

  • Transportation fees to and from the event

Group Size:

Minimum of 2, maximum of 6 participants. If you are a single traveler, please contact us.

Event Location:

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.

Additional Information from the Organizer:

  • 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

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Traditional Japanese Sweets: Tokyo Wagashi and Mochi Class

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Traditional Japanese Sweets: Tokyo Wagashi and Mochi Class

From: 6,700¥

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