Article – Wagashi (Japanese sweets)


Chrysanthemum represents the royal family in Japan. It is used as the design on the buttons for the members of parliament as well as on the cover of Japanese passports. It is considered as a noble flower and used at special events. Wagashi that resemble the seasonal flowers are often served at tea ceremony. This season, it is the chrysanthemum. Such fine techniques of making Wagashi have developed in parallel with the tea ceremony.   Mat-Cha-Doh offers classes in small sizes where you will have fun learning the techniques of Wagashi Making.  Please refer to our tour report:  https://goo.gl/c563RU Detail […]

The main motif of fall/winter in Wagashi (Japanese sweets) Making ...


  Each season in Japan is widely appreciated for their respective beauty, and is an essential part of Japanese culture. An excellent example of this appreciation is seen in traditional Japanese sweets. They boast health benefits due to ingredients such as beans, starch, sugar and they rarely feature dairy. Its gentle sweetness goes well with green tea and are widely used at tea ceremony. Not only do they taste delicious, but the designs and colors are very sweet as well! Guests take home sweets prepared in class. Mat-Cha-Doh offers small size classes to make these sweets with detailed instructions.   […]

Traditional Japanese Sweets: Delectable and Artistic, An Expression of the ...



Our workshop on making Japanese sweets has been rated high by the guests due to its authentic style. This summer season, guests can choose two themes from fireworks, rose, sunflower or Nadeshiko (a Pink). The instructor will walk you through step by step to create these beautiful pieces. The sweets are even challenging for Japanese as it requires various steps and techniques such as making An (black bean paste), coloring, shaping and decorating. Sure to be an unforgettable part of your experience in Japan!     Left: fireworks Top right: rose Center right: sunflowers Down right: Nadeshiko (pink)   Please […]

Enjoy Making Authentic Japanese sweets


     Sweets served with matcha are made from healthy foods such as beans and yam potatoes. You can taste them even if you’re on a diet of vegan. Many visitors are surprised that they have a sweet taste. How about experiencing all the process of cooking sweets?   Please check: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

Healthy sweets



      They are “cherry blossom” and bird themed Jo-namagashi. Jo-namagashi refers to the highest quality Japanese sweets used in tea ceremonies. Guests can participate in the step-by-step process of preparing the sweets (from kneading the dough, coloring, forming the shape and designing sweets). It is a private lesson where guest can enjoy detailed personalized instruction.    If you are interested in this post, please check below!!  http://goo.gl/QM2sso  

Spring recipes have arrived for the wagashi making class!


  They are made of Wagashi (Japanese sweets). Very popular in our class “Wagashi Making”. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Let’s meet in our class next year.    Please check below!! http://goo.gl/QM2sso

Here comes snowmen.