Kyoto Cooking Class
"Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️

Tea Ceremony   Kyoto


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“Mitarashi Dango and Matcha Tea Ceremony” class .

includes making dumplings, baking, making mitarashi bean paste, and making green tea. Mitarashi Dango is said to be the birthplace of Kyoto.

(Mitarashi Dango)
The mitarashi dumpling originated from the Shimogamo Shrine.

I grew up in Shimogamo's mitarashi pond in Kyoto from a young age.

Mitarashi Dango is a soul food.

I decided to hold it with the hope that I could make the taste of memories with everyone.

In addition, one fun class to enjoy matcha with mitarashi dango was born. Make a handmade dumpling, put it on a skewer, and plenty of hand-roasted savory mitarashi bean paste.

The freshly made dumplings are soft and really delicious.

After the mitarashi dumpling, it is thin and full. I will match green tea with the Omotesenke tea ceremony style.

There is also a Japanese-style room, so you can experience the experience of standing in the sitting room during a tea ceremony

※The difference between Omotesenke tea ceremony and Urasenke tea ceremony.

Made by the great-grandson of the first Senrikyu

The history of the Omotesenke and Urasenke families begins with the children of Sen no Sotan, the grandson of Senrikyu. In the Omotesenke, the third son, Ecson Sosatsu (left), and in the Urasenke, the fourth son, Senso Sosetsu (Senso Sositsu), started their own schools. In other words, the first generation of the Omotesenke and Urasenke are brothers of each other. The Omotesenke and Urasenke families created by the great grandchildren of Senrikyu are now known as the two major schools of tea ceremony, but it is said that there are actually about 500 schools of tea ceremony.

What are "front" and "back" in a tea ceremony?

So what does the front and back of the tea ceremony school name mean? It may have a historical origin, but it's actually a very simple reason. The tea room that represents the Omotesenke is called Susui-an, and is located on the front of the street in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. Kyo-an, a teahouse symbolizing the Urasenke family, is adjacent to the back of the suspicious heritage site. In other words, it is called the Omotesenke because it is on the front of the street, and the Urasenke because it is on the back. I guess it's a name that came from the origins of the magnificent history.


Do not fill the surface of the Omotesenke tea with foam, but finish the part without bubbles in a crescent shape. You can feel the taste of matcha tea in this Omotesenke tea. When serving tea to a customer at the Omotesenke, the tea bowl is rotated twice counterclockwise by 90 degrees. This is done by first turning the picture of the bowl in front of you to face the customer in front of you.


Urasenke tea maker will make the foam well so that foam can be evenly spread on the tea surface. In this respect, the tea is as crisp and round as cappuccino. When serving tea to customers at the Urasenke, turn the bowl clockwise.

Please feel free to come! Let's enjoy the matcha and tea ceremony experience together.

  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    The astringent constituent in Japanese tea is a type of polyphenol called catechin. Japan has done a great deal with the humble tea leaf. For example some benefits of the catechin in the tea leaf can lower cholesterol in some cases. Roasted over charcoal at a high temperature and grown under shade for at least 20 days are one of the examples. The most popular Japanese tea might be ryokucha. Depending on the timing of picking the leaves, the grade, the price can be noticeably different.

  • Tea Ceremony

    Tea Ceremony

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a centuries-old tradition closely tied to Zen Buddhist principles, and a popular way to experience Japanese culture. There are several variations on this ritual. At its base, powdered green tea (matcha) is prepared and served in accordance with strict rules. Oftentimes, wagashi (Japanese sweets) is served alongside the bitter green tea.

Cooking Class Information

1. Make a dumpling. The ingredients are Kamishin, Shiratama and Tofu. Knead the dumplings → boil → skewer → bake.

2. Make mitarashi bean paste. Sugar, mirin, soy sauce.

3. Combine the dumplings and bean paste.

4. Tasting & Maccya experience
"Japanese tea ceremony"

About Host

I was born and grew up in Kyoto.
I would like you to taste the taste of vegetables and rice which are harvested in this place.

I believe that Japanese food should be casual and daily food. So I want to cook with the japanese dish whichi is focused on the taste od the material itself, harvested for local cconsumption and healthy for your body.


The closest station

Iwakura Station

How to get to the station?

From Kyoto Station : 30mins

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about "Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️ | Cooking class by YUKO

  • Is "Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️ available for vegans?

    Yes, "Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️ has a vegan option.

  • Is "Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️ available for vegetarians?

    Yes, "Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️ has a vegetarian option.

  • How long is this cooking class by YUKO?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1 hours.

  • What is the maximum capacity of YUKO's cooking class?

    Up to 5 people can join YUKO's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join "Mitarashi Dango and Matcha experience" Tea Ceremony❣️?

    It costs 6000 per person.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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