The Wagashi Making Experience

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Wagashi, Traditional Japanese Confectionery


It is quite easy to see why traditional Japanese confectioneries can truly be called edible art, as they have a delicate sweetness and an eye-pleasing beauty. The art of wagashi varies with the seasons, a tradition that expresses Japanese people’s attitude towards the beauty of the changing seasons as well as seasonal fruits and flowers.

Matsue, the capital city of Shimane Prefecture, is known for its tea culture, which places importance on the tea ceremony and wagashi. The town is regarded as one of the top three wagashi-consuming cities in Japan, and the people enjoy not only its taste but its beauty as well.

In this hands-on experience, you can actually make two pieces of different Japanese confectioneries. The lecturer, Mr. Aoto, is a professional wagashi artisan who is currently working for a wagashi shop with a long history.


Karakoro Art Studio

wagashi making

wagashi making

Address : 43 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane [map]

Price : 1,350 JPY

You can make two different pieces of confectioneries.

Only cash payments are accepted.

Duration: about 30 min

Time: 11:00~, 14:00~ (*Twice a day)

Closed: Wednesdays

A reservation is needed for the workshop.


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