+Watch an experienced teacher show you how to make wagashi from scratch.
+Make the sweets under expert supervision.
+Taste the confections together with a cup of tea from award-winning Kyoto tea merchant Rishouen. Participants will make 4 sweets to sample in class and to take home with them. Recipes in English will also be provided.
Glutinous rice cake stuffed with strawberry. Participants get to make two sweets, which should be consumed on the day that they are made.
2, Ume (Plum blossom)-Konashi
Participants will make sweets that evoke ume, flowers which signal the start of spring in Japan.
Konashi refers to a kind of wagashi dough.
Wagashi Issho is a classroom conveniently located in central Kyoto that introduces participants to traditional Japanese confectionery.
The passing of the seasons is deeply felt in Japan. This respect for the natural world and for ancient customs has influenced the sweets enjoyed both in the home and at events such as traditional tea gatherings. At Wagashi Issho, we hope to share this tradition through classes featuring these sweets.
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