For some reason, people started to become very interested in making wagashi, Japanese traditional sweets, or is it that they have suddenly noticed that I have a class on it? For the past ten days I've held 4 wagashi classes including a wagashi birthday party for 7 year old girls.
The wagashi, nirikiri sweets in particular are very seasonal so the motifs will differ between April and May. April is all about sakura, cherry blossoms and May will be collar iris and wisteria. But still we will be making the sakura flower as it is the most popular. I've also added a design that resembles a river which runs in front of my house.
The class will start off by learning how to make the nerikiri dough as well as explanation on the ingredients used for making the wagashi. We will be making 4 different kinds of nerikiri sweets which you can take home in a box or have it with matcha tea after class. For more details on this class please visit this page.
I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.