Wagashi Lesson in London

I will visit London in May. It is first time since I left London in 2016, I am very excited.

During my stay, I will do following Wagashi Lesson. English translation is available upon request.


- May 10 Friday, 11:30am
- May 11 Saturday, 10:30am
- May 11 Saturday, 14:30pm
(Duration 2.5 to 3 hours)

【What to make】

- Nerikiri Rose shaping
Traditional confectionery made from white beans. Dough will be prepared in advance.

-Mugwort mochi
Very popular herb in spring time. Red beans paste in side.

- Dry fig and walnut Yokan
Put walnut and dry fig, a bit of western flavor of tractional sweet called Yokan, which made from Aduki beans and agar

【Fee】50 sterling pounds

【Venue】 near Paddington (Will send you the details, once you apply and confirm)

【Number】minimum 2 and maximum 5 people

If you are interested in, apply via E-mail (info@y-an.jp


Rose Nerikiri


Yomogi mochi




Wagashi lesson in April

After cherry blossoms, new season begins. Enjoy new new green. Yomogi (mugwort) is traditional spring herbs for making Mochi.

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 :

- Yomogi mochi : Distinctive herb flavor. Red beans inside

- Kashiwa mochi : Tradironal sweets for Tango no sekku (5 May). the children’s day.

Yomogi mochi

Kashiwa mochi

Price: 6000 yen
Duration : 2.5 hours including tea time

Toraya Kobo Gotenba

Really wanted to visit this place for long time.
Finally, TORAYA KOBO at Gotenba, 2 hours drive from Tokyo where you can see beautiful Fuji mountain.

Very quiet on weekday, but I heard that you need to wait a few hours on weekends.

Beautiful gate with bamboo.

Nice building over there

Factory next to the shop

Lots of sweets. Cannot wait!!

Daifuku and seasonal Sakuramochi, which are only available here.
Not other Toraya shops.

Dorayaki with white beans.

You can find English information

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


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