Petal rice cake

Feeling thankful completing the workshop for traditional new year wagashi, Hanabira mochi ( Flower Petal) . Ready for new year!
After 2 years back from London, I am very pleased and appreciated that I was able to start my little wagashi lesson in Tokyo.
Wish you a happy year.

Merry Christmas

Wish you have very Merry Christmas

Made of Nerikiri, Japanese confectionary



Christmas Noel



Christmas lesson

Christmas easy cooking lesson.

Roast porc Japanese style marinating in soy sauce

Christmas lease, Sweet potato salad with avocado

Chocolate hot cake

January lesson

English lesson will be available upon the request.

Trial Lesson :

(Trial lessons are one time only)

【What to make】

2 kinds of Wagashi

- Walnut mochi :

Mochi with walnut, soy sauce flavour

- Nerikiri confectionary : White beans base sweet often served for tea ceremony.

Japanese tea will be served after the session for tasting your sweets!

【Lesson Fee】 JPY4,500

【Duration】 2 hours


I make sweets for Mayuka’s Ikeru lesson every month.
Ikeru is Japanese flower arrangement called ‘Kadou’

The theme is green chrysanthemums, Anastasia. I attended the class this month. It is such nice feeling of talking with flowers through making wagashi sweets and arranging same flower.

Mayuka’s class information is here.

# Onigiri Action

Check this Onigiri action project by NPO, Table for two.
Just one Onigiri photo worths 5 lunch for children in Africa/Asia.
Supporting companies donate the fund upon your post.

You just need to post your nigiri photo in FB or #onigiriaction in instagram by 20 Nov.
For details.

Mapo tofu

I attended Chinese food, cooking event at China council in my hometown,

Demonstration how to make ‘Mapo’ tofu.
It was quite interesting to watch, lots of spicy ingredients.
So many things to learn about Chinese food including historical background.

Workshop in December

In December, I will hold workshop for special sweets for New year.

We have a traditional to have this special sweets called ‘Hababira mochi’ -

Miso flavor an (white beans paste) wrapped with very soft Gyuhi (a kind of mochi).

English session will be available upon request.

You can bring back 5 sweets home and freeze until the new year and enjoy with your family.


Snapshot from October lesson

Kaki, persimmon, made of Uiro.

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