What you'll do
In this experience, you will be able to make beautiful Wagashi - traditional Japanese confectionery and taste them together with matcha green tea in my cozy dining room. First, you will learn how to make nerikiri (dough) from scratch. Then tint the dough and make two types of seasonal confectioneries. After you make, you will enjoy Wagashi with matcha green tea which I will serve in traditional tea bowls of my collections. During the lesson, not only about creation techniques, but I will also tell you cultural stories behind the confectionaries. I will also advise you on where to buy certain ingredients, recommended cooking tools, good shops, and so on. You can visit Meiji Shrine, just two stations away, or chill out in Yoyogi Park near my place after the class. Cities such as Shinjuku and Harajuku are accessible too - only five minutes away by train. Every participant will receive a copy of the recipes in English. Please visit my Instagram (@misswagashi) and check my latest Wagashi creations!
Hello! I am Mai. I am a chef, professional cooking teacher of the largest culinary school in Japan, and write articles on traditional Japanese cuisine as a food writer. My passion is to make traditional Japanese confectionery into my original style and spread this culture to visitors from all over the world! As an experienced cooking teacher, I will teach you how to make beautiful confections from scratch! Anyone who likes creative things, families, friends, solo travelers, first time wagashi makers, you are all welcome to my class!! Alumni and teaching license holder of Yanagihara Culinary School. Certified teacher at ABC Cooking studio. Instagram (@misswagashi)
Matcha Green Tea, water
Where you'll be
We'll meet at the station, then head to my home, located in a beautiful residential area. We'll enjoy a walk along a nice comfortable street for 10 minutes. You will find lots of greenery and sakura (cherry blossoms) on the way. My home is beautifully furnished in a mixed modern and Asian-antique style. The kitchen is very comfortable and cozy, yet it is just a five-minute ride from Shinjuku Station.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend. 参与者应自行了解所用的食材，如对某种食物过敏或有饮食限制，也应向体验达人说明。 参与者还应认识到食用生食或未煮熟的肉类、家禽、海鲜、贝类或鸡蛋可能会增加食源性疾病的风险。
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please let me know on any dietary restrictions and allergies in advance. The ingredients we use in the class are all made from vegetable products.