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Making Japanese "Wagashi" Sweets & Tea Ceremony Experience at Mogasakian Teahouse

For an authentic Japanese tea experience, you need Japanese-style “wagashi” sweets. Mr. Moriya of Sendai Kashin Moriya confectionary shop will be demonstrating how to make “nama-wagashi” (raw sweets) and “wasanbon uchi-wagashi” (a type of baked sweet).

Operation Period

June 26, 2022 (Sun)

Time Required

About 2 hours.

Number of Participants

5〜30people

Price

2,100 JPY– (tax included)


"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” PROGRAM SERIES 4!

Did you know that you can find an example of teahouse architecture at "Mogasakian," located behind Dainenji-yama Park in Taihaku Ward, Sendai City? In 1967, a building originally built in the Meiji period and located on Jozenji-dori Avenue was relocated and repurposed as a teahouse in Dainenji-yama Park. Every month we host programs for visitors to experience traditional Japanese culture, Sendai culture, and tea ceremony at the historical "Mogasakian" teahouse!

For the 4th program in our series, we will be holding a lecture about how Japanese confectionaries, called "wagashi." Learn how wagashi are made and the important role they play in Sendai's tea culture. We will also hold a Japanese tea ceremony.

【Guest Target】Elementary school students and older(※Elementary school students should be accompanied by a guardian.)
【No. of Participants】30 (accepted by order of application)
【Participation Fee】2,100 yen
【Things to Bring】Please bring 1 pair of clean socks to change into at the entrance to the teahouse.
※Please wear a face mask while inside the building.
◆We will sit on the tatami mat floor, but we will also have folding chairs available. Please let us know if you need to use one at the event when you apply.

<Program Schedule>
9:30 Reception Start

10:00 Lecture & Sweets Making
Session 1: "How to Make "Wagashi" Japanese Confectionaries" 
   Instructor: Takayuki Moriya of Sendai Kashin Moriya confectionary shop

① Lecture ② Making wagashi experience: ~ “nama-wagashi” (raw sweets) and “wasanbon uchi-wagashi” (a type of baked sweet) (dry type wagashi)

※In order to prevent the risk of spreading the corona virus, participants will listen to Mr. Moriya's explanation about making wagashi and make their own wagashi sweets, however, participants will bring home their sweets to eat. You will not eat sweets at the venue.  

Session 2: “Matcha Making Experience”
    Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Ms. Ono

Session 3: "Seated Tea Ceremony Viewing (with tables and chairs)"
※In order to prevent the risk of spreading the corona virus, participants will be divided into 3 groups and rotated.

12:20 End of Program

※This program is supported by Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association.

We are holding monthly events at Mogasakian and Senan teahouses to share unique points of traditional Japanese culture. Please come and join us!


Experience Program NameMaking Japanese "Wagashi" Sweets & Tea Ceremony Experience at Mogasakian Teahouse
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours.
Operation PeriodJune 26, 2022 (Sun)
Start Time13:00
Minimum number of participants5people
Maximum number of participants30people
Important notes regarding participation* Considering the health and safety of both the participants and the management staff, we ask that you wear a face mask and cooperate with cough etiquette as part of measures to prevent infection from the new coronavirus. Also, visitors with over a 37.5℃ body temperature should refrain from joining the event.

*What to bring: Please prepare "one pair of socks" to change into when you take off your shoes at the entrance.
*Folding chairs are available for those who have difficulty sitting in the tatami room, so please let us know when you apply if you need them.
Price
1 Participant2,100 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceLecture fee, materials fee, green tea experience fee.
Method of PaymentPlease pay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIn case of changes or cancellations, please contact us as soon as possible.
Meeting Spot10-20, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
Meeting TimePlease complete reception by 10 minutes before the start of the program. (Also, please pay participation fee at the reception.)
Access【Municipal Bus】Board the bus bound for "Wild Plants Garden (Yasoen)" at bus stop No. 6 at the Sendai Station West Bus Pool. Get off at the final stop, "Yasoen-mae," then walk 5 minutes.

(bus to event)Sendai Station Departure 12:10 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 12:24
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 15:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 15:55
ParkingYes
・Room for 10 cars (parking shared with Senan, free).
・On days these programs take place, participants may use the Dainenji-yama Park/ Mujintobyo cemetery temporary parking lot (about 2 minutes away on the same road as Mogasakian teahouse).
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff can speak simple English.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English

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