Visiting shrine

Hatsumoude – New year visit to shrine, Hatomori Jinja in Sendagaya

wow, unbelievable lots of queue.

I came to know the reason later.  They were on TV selected as the best-go powerspot in 2020.

Yes, I got Daikichi (best one) fortune slip.

 

Hababira mochi.  New year sweets wishing for health long life

Ikeru

Ikeru flower arrangement – all seasons

Ikeru year end party

Ikeru, Japanese flower arrangement class leady by Mayuka, Year end party.


 

 

 

Event at Ooen

Wagashi making workshop at Ooen, Suginami

Autumn special.

Nerikiri and Walnut mochi

Cosmos

Cosmos made by Nerikiri (white beans paste dough) for Mayuka’s Ikeru lesson

Imaging beautiful cosmos in the garden

With students

I had a chance to teach Wagashi at Tsuda University. Thanks to Professor Shinkai, it was a great occasion to teach Wagashi to students those who probably work overseas , hoping they can introduce and enjoy Wagashi in future. Just happy to see their lively faces throughout the session.

October lesson

If you are interested in making, seasonal sweets, please contact me.

English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :

- Kuri mushi yokan

Steamed red beans paste with chestnut. Very popular sweets in autumn.

- Inoko mochi

Soft rice cake with red beans paste and sesame in side. It is tradition to have Inoko = Baby Boar look like mochi in autumn.

Price: 6000 yen

Duration : 3 hours including tea time

Hatonomori Market

14&15 September, I participated in the Hatomonori Market at Hatonomori Shrine.

It is first time to sell my wagashi at the local market. It was exciting moment to meet local people.

Collaborating pop up shop with Mochi Maker from Fukui

With Tea shop and herb shop

Mikoshi – very traditional carriage for Gods.

At night, ‘Takigi nou’ – a torchlight performance of Noh – traditional play

Rice flour pancake and Black rice mochi

Lesson in September

If you are interested in making, seasonal sweets, please contact me.

English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :
- Healthy Kuromai Daifuku
Made from Black sticky rice and red beans paste/walnut inside.

- Mochi dora
Normal dorayaki is made from wheat flour, but this one gluten free, made from Rice flour.

Price: 6000 yen

Duration : 3 hours including tea time

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