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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). Participants will receive materials to create two confectionaries of their own to bring home as a souvenir!
February 27, 2022 (Sun)
About 2 hours.
Number of Participants
"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】1,500 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.
9:30 Reception Start
10:00 Session 1 Begins "How to Make "Wagashi" Japanese Confectionaries"
Instructor: Takayuki Moriya of Sendai Kashin Moriya confectionary shop
①Lecture ②Making 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, then receive materials of each type to try making the wagashi at home.
11:15 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time
11:20 Session 2 Begins “Matcha Experience”
Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Ms. Ono
12:15 Program Ends
※In the adjacent Senan teahouse a general tea gathering will be held until 14:00.
“Senan” teahouse is usually not open to the public. It is well-known around the Tohoku region as an authentic tea house, so it is a rare opportunity to step inside. On September 27th, the Urasenke traditional tea representative will hold a tea gathering. After the program ends, please freely tour the facilities.
※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 Name||Making Japanese "Wagashi" Sweets & Tea Ceremony Experience at Mogasakian Teahouse|
|Activity Location||Mogasakian teahouse|
|Operator Name||DATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project|
|Time Required||About 2 hours.|
|Operation Period||February 27, 2022 (Sun)|
|Minimum number of participants||5people|
|Maximum number of participants||30people|
|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.
|What is included in the price||Lecture fee, materials fee, green tea experience fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||In case of changes or cancellations, please contact us as soon as possible.|
|Meeting Spot||10-20, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843|
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
|Meeting Time||Please 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 9:12 － "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 9:29
（return bus） "Yasoen-mae" Departure 11:40 － Sendai Station Arrival 11:55
・Room for 10 cars (parking shared with Senan, free).
・On days these programs take place, participants may use the Yasoen botanical gardens parking lot as well.
|About Guides and Tours||Staff can speak simple English.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
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