Plum tree

Good thing about Wagashi is that I can feel season and express its beauty.

Beautiful plum tree around my neighbor.

So, we made plum tree with Nerikiri confectionery in the lesson this month.
Also, we made Uguisu Mochi, which express Japanese nightingale, supposed to be the bird in spring,.

Yuzu Mochi.

Homeparty – Japanese local food

Request from German friend.
‘Want to learn Japanese local food and impress 20 guests coming to home my party’

So we cooked together. Japanese popular home dishes, Tatsutaage (Fried chicken soy sauce flavor). Aubergine Dengaku (sweet miso) and colorful Onigiri (rice ball).

Guests loved


Miso making workshop

Lesson report : Miso making workshop in English and Japanese.

Miso is our soul food for Japanese. It is special to have home made miso.

Let’s make!

Basically, 3 important ingredients, good quality of  soy beans, Koji and salt.

It is much fun to make miso together.

Mix well salt and koji, then with cooked very soft, soy beans.

Throwing miso ball to remove the air is most fun part. Everybody got excited.

After making miso, we did several Miso tasting with Onigiri rice balls and special miso soup.

Be patient till autumn. Miso is required to ferment at least 6 months. Winter is the best timing to make miso, it will start ferment gradually. Then after summer, your miso is ready, Good luck!

Wagashi &Coffee

At Mayuka’s Ikeru special event, Wagashi collaboration with Viva coffee.

I love Viva coffee and always wanted to do this collaboration.
Wagashi goes very well with coffee, not only with Japanese tea.
Coffee is beans, wagashi is also made with red beans, why not?

Specially, people love walnut & fig Yokan.

I had a great time spending with Ikeru members, lovely people.

Wagashi lesson in March

Cherry blossom season is coming soon, in Japan , we enjoy ‘Sakura(= cherry blossom) mochi’ while enjoying the sakura view.

It is a distinctive flavor of  salted Sakura leaves. Anko (Red beans paste) is wrapped with sticky rice mochi (Doumyouji ) and sakura leaves.

If you are interested in making, spring sweets, please contact me. English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :

- Sakura mochi

- Spring Nerikiri confection. (Shaping experience)

Green tea Swiss roll

Guests from Mexico. Special request ‘Want to learn how to make Matcha cake’

So, we made Matcha Swiss roll with double cream& white bean paste.
She owns bakery back home in Mexico. Wow, nice to have matcha cake there!

Nerikiri – Japanese confectionery experience.

Very good smile. Thank you for sharing the photo.


I am very impressed that mum took a note in every details. Sometime, Match cake in your bakery, I would love to see,


Mucho gracias !



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