Ikeru

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.

Kaki

Snapshot from October lesson

Kaki, persimmon, made of Uiro.

Mid town design competition

Tokyo Mid town design competition.

Designer Mr. Nakano won the 2nd prize, out of 1200 applicants.

Product is HadaKan.

Hada=skin Kan= yokan, the Japanese sweets.

Gradation yokan with various colors of skin thinking of the diversity as the theme of the completion is Human.

Well, for me, as a wagashi chef, I helped to create protocols, sample yokan.

It was great efforts, try and error to create beautiful gradation with different colors of beans. White beans, Aduki beans and aduki beans with brown sugar,

Congratulations, Mr. Nakano. Super well done, Proud of you.

Chrysanthemums with scissors

Ohagi

In September, we have a period called ‘Ohigan’, a custom of visiting graves to pray for ancestors. In Ohigan, we eat Ohagi, sticky rice rapped in red beans.

So, we made Ohagi in my September class. Not only, traditional one, we made something different, lots more colorful.
Red beans(traditional), Matcha with kinako, Black rice, Chestnut, Nut&coconut.

of Buddhism and Japanese Shintoism, which pays respect to nature and ancestors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And also, celebrating full moon in September, we made Azuki-kan with little rabbit.

Lessons in October 2018

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

Sunflower on millefiori

I met this lady who came to my Wagashi lesson.

She is teaching porcelarts.

What a beautiful collaboration, Wagashi on her handmade plate!

Sunflower

 

Sunflower made from Neriki, white beans paste.

Relaxing tea time after the lesson

Morning glory

 

This month, we make Morning glory with Nerikiri confectionery.


Asagao (morning glory ) festival in Iriya

Nagoshi no Harae

This sweet called Minazuki is special for June 30th. It is meant to eat as a part of purification ceremony ‘Nagoshi no hare’ wishing good health for the rest of the half year.

 

With green tea.

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