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WAGASHI ISSHO

WAGASHI ISSHO

EXPERIENCE WAGASHI IN KYOTO

Wagashi Issho is a classroom conveniently located in central Kyoto that introduces participants to traditional Japanese confectionery.

Sweets have been part of life in Japan for thousands of years. They appear as offerings at festivals and religious ceremonies, are served at traditional tea gatherings and are, of course, enjoyed as everyday snacks.

At Wagashi Issho, you can learn to make these popular treats as well as the delicate confections of chado – the Way of Tea – which has shaped the development of Japanese confectionery.

CLASSES

There is a range of classes to cater to different interests but all lessons follow the same format:

  • Watch
    Watch an experienced teacher show you how to make wagashi from scratch.
  • Make
    Make the sweets under expert supervision.
  • Taste
    Taste the confections together with a cup of tea from award-winning Kyoto tea merchant Rishouen. Participants will make enough sweets to sample in class and to take home with them. Recipes in English will also be provided.

RESERVATION

  • Introduction to Wagashi: Participants will learn to make two kinds of traditional Japanese sweets at these regularly scheduled classes. To find out more, visit our eventbrite page.

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  • Private lessons: Find out how to arrange for private lessons HERE.

LOCATION

Wagashi Issho is conveniently located in central Kyoto, about 10 minutes by foot from the Shijo subway station (Karasuma Line).

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ABOUT THE TEACHER

YASUE MIYAZAKI

Yasue Miyazaki-sensei trained as a wagashi craftsman after graduating from the food science and nutrition programme of the agriculture faculty at Kinki University. She opened her own wagashi school, Wagashi Issho, in 2008. Miyazaki-sensei also teaches at the Kyoto branch of the NHK Culture Center. She has been studying tea in the Urasenke tradition for more than 20 years and is certified as an associate professor (jun-kyoju).

CONTACT

To find out more or to book a private lesson, please e-mail wagashi.issho@gmail.com . Do include in your e-mail your full name, the number of participants and the date and time you would like to have a class. If you do not receive a reply within three business days, please contact us again.