Wagashi: Kiku (Chrysanthemum) from Nerikiri dough.
Nerikiri dough is wrapped around a bean paste filling to create a sweet that looks like kiku, a flower. Participants get to make two different types of sweets using traditional wagashi tools.We teach them how to make from dough easily at home using microwave.
Tea Ceremony : Green tea or Houji tea
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.
I trained as a wagashi craftsman after graduating from the food science and nutrition programme of the agriculture faculty at Kinki University.
I opened my own wagashi school, Wagashi Issho, in 2008. I also teach at the Kyoto branch of the NHK Culture Center. I have been studying tea in the Urasenke tradition for more than 25 years and is certified as an associate professor (jun-kyoju).
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How to get to the station?
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Exact location provided after booking.
Ami Hallie Ishii, Canada★★★★★
Ms Yasue is very friendly and encouraging to us when we are learning to make the sweets! We had a lot of fun!
Fantastic meal, great cooking class, enjoyable conversation, wonderful host, nice package. It made my vacation interesting.
Isabella, United Kingdom★★★★★
I have traveled to a lot of places and experience many cultural exchange packages but i must confess that this takes the price for best experience ever. great conversation with my host and amazing food. It is a do again
Response from Yasue
Yes, Wagashi Classes : Kiku (Chrysanthemum) from Nerikiri dough & Japanese tea(Green tea or Houji tea) has a vegetarian option.
It costs 6300 per person.
Up to 4 people can join Yasue's cooking class.
Duration of this cooking class is 1 hours.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
We accepts these cards on airKitchen.
Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.