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Summer Wagashi -Japanese Wagashi Dessert Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make Wagashi from scratch, with Tomoko Yagi of T.I.C Restaurant Group. All students will be given their own work station and tools to create and taste their creations in class, and re-make them with confidence at home.
Wagashi (和菓子 wa-gashi) are traditional Japanese confections that are often served with tea, especially the types made of mochianko(azuki bean paste), and fruits.

Date: August 1st, (Wed)
Time: 6:45pm- 8:45pm
Location: Chakura (Cha-an Private Space 3rd Fl)
Address: 230 E. 9th St. 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10003
Price: $55+tax (includes materials, take-home box, and Japanese meal)
Maximum Guest: 6
Teacher: Tomoko Yagi
About Tomoko Yagi:
Tomoko Yagi has been a dedicated student of the Urasenke School of sado, the Japanese art of tea. Her curiosity in wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets, stems from her tea studies, and also from her experience as a certified nutritionist in Japan. Cooking nutritious and appetizing meals for her diabetic father laid the foundation for her future work as a Japanese food consultant for various restaurants such as Sobaya, Cha An teahouse, and TIC Restaurant Group in New York’s East Village. Tomoko also teaches classes on wagashi at the Nippon Club and at Chakura. Her wagashi classes focus on the authenticity and accessibility of both ingredients and methods for the home cook in NYC, so that traditional Japanese sweets can become more ubiquitous and be enjoyed by many. 

日にち:8月1日(水曜日)
場所:茶蔵 (茶庵プライベートスペース 3階)
時間:18時45分から約2時間のコース
値段:$55+tax (材料費込、お持ち帰りボックス、お食事付き)
募集人数:6名

内容:夏の和菓子教室
講師:八木 共子
経歴:日本で調理師、栄養士の資格所得。和菓子を独学で学び、日本クラブや茶蔵の和菓子の講師も務める。父親の糖尿病と息子の強度なアトピー性皮膚炎、アレルギー体質の改善から、身体に良く免疫を高め、美味しいものを作ることに専念し、その独自の栄養学と料理法は現在では、イーストビレッジに有る蕎麦屋や茶菴などの日本食コンサルタントの基盤になっている。彼女のクラスで教える和菓子は、伝統的であり、ニューヨークでも手に入りやすい材料を使用しているので、自宅でも作ることができ、たくさんの方に楽しんで頂ける和菓子作りが学べる。裏千家茶道歴20年。

 錦玉 寒天を使った涼しげな和菓子

錦玉 寒天を使った涼しげな和菓子

 Tomoko Yagi

Tomoko Yagi