Join us for a fun and educational workshop on making summer-themed nerikiri, a traditional Japanese sweet. In this workshop, we will use locally available tools to make colorful nerikiri sweets that match the summer mood. You’ll be able to take home your own creations or enjoy them with tea at the end of the workshop.
For this workshop, we’ve partnered with Matcha Cafe Wakaba, who kindly provided us with a venue. Seats are limited to 5 people, but we plan to hold this workshop regularly.
To kick off our first nerikiri workshop, I’ll introduce four designs related to summer.
What is nerikiri?
Nerikiri has a long history in Japan dating back to the Edo period. Originally enjoyed by the aristocracy, it was considered a luxury item. Today, nerikiri is a high-class Japanese sweet that is often present at tea ceremonies and ceremonial occasions.
One of the unique features of nerikiri is its appearance. The colorful and intricate patterns are often inspired by nature, such as flowers, leaves, and fruits. The designs are created using special molds and tools, and each piece is carefully crafted to be both beautiful and delicious.
Creating nerikiri dough from scratch using beans is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. As a result, I would like to request a fee to cover the cost of the ingredients. Additionally, I will provide the necessary tools and tea for our use during the workshop.
Participants who are interested are required to make an upfront payment to confirm their participation. Cancellations are not permitted within 3 days prior to the event.