Tea ceremony and making wagashi sweets
First, you'll make wagashi sweets. You will use pre-prepared traditional Japanese nerikiri dough and mold it into the shape of cute, seasonal flowers. You will also get a recipe for this dough, so that you can make it again later. Afterwards, the host, Terumi, will talk about the history of tea ceremonies and explain how to use the necessary tools. Then, she will demonstrate the process and you can enjoy the sweets you just made over tea. Following this, you'll also have a chance to prepare the tea yourself, which you can have with some dried sweets. Finally, you'll get some tips on how to enjoy tea ceremonies in your own way.
【Ibaraki Tatami Room Plan】
Meeting Location: JR Ibaraki Station ticket gate
Between Kyoto and Osaka, take the rapid train from JR Osaka Station. Only 15 minutes, no transfers!!
From Itami Airport, take the Osaka Monorail to Unobe Station.
【Minami-morimachi Seated Table Plan】
Meeting Location: Osaka Chakai
Take the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line to Minami-morimachi Station and walk 2-3 minutes from exit 4B.
【Ibaraki Tatami Room Plan】and 【Minami-morimachi Seated Table Plan】
There are two plans, which give you the option between tatami and regular seating. Both include authentic tea ceremonies and sweets making, treasured parts of traditional Japanese culture. The host will explain with easy-to-understand instructions. This is a workshop where you can not only enjoy tea with your very own handmade sweets, but also get an overall deeper understanding of Japanese tea ceremonies.
Try making cute, traditional Japanese wagashi sweets too!
The foundation of tea ceremony is drinking delicious green tea. But to help enjoy the tea even more, we will make Japanese wagashi sweets.
It may benefit your daily life.
First of all, please relax when you join. The principles of tea ceremony place emphasis on treating things with care, always using the tools carefully and keeping them clean. The principles of tea ceremony may be surprisingly influence your day-to-day life.