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Join us in making cherry blossom themed Japanese sweets. Let’s enjoy the most beautiful season in Japan. You will be greeted by the cherry blossoms in bloom on the walk to the workshop venue.    Please refer to our tour plan: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

The season for cherry blossoms is almost here!


There are two reasons. By eating sweets, it balances the bitterness of the green tea that follows. Another reasons is that it alleviates the strong effect of tea on your digestive system if sweets are taken first. It shows the hospitality of the tea masters.      Please refer to our workshop details: http://mat-cha-doh.com/plan-lineup/  

Sweets are served before a bowl of green tea. Why?



The Peach Festival, or “Hinamatsuri”, celebrated on March 3rd is to wish for the healthy growth and happiness of young girls in Japan. We’ll display hina-ningyo or classic style dolls and celebrate the occasion with a meal and sweets with families and friends. We adults will enjoy the sweets with matcha green tea. Here’s to a healthy and wonderful year for all girls!  

The Peach Festival Tea Ceremony


The most popular and casual one is called “O-usu” or thin tea as shown at the left. It is prepared with plenty of hot water in individual bowls. The formal tea, considered as the highlight of the tea ceremony, is “O-koicha”, thick tea. It is prepared with generous amount of matcha green powder whisked with little hot water in a bowl that is shared among the guests. Thick tea is rich in flavor compared to thin tea. Mat-Cha-Doh provides a workshop where you can sample and compare both types of tea.    Please refer to our workshop details: http://mat-cha-doh.com/plan-lineup/

Did you know that there are two ways to prepare ...



We are currently planning our next tea gathering centered around our red “Oribe” dishes. The Oribe style of pottery is known for unconvetional designs. The dishes shown left are originally crafted for serving food but could also be used for tea ceremony. We are currently researching the best way to incorporate the dishes playfully into our ceremony, a joyful process for any tea disciple.      Please refer to our tour report: https://goo.gl/muEnEf  Detail on our plan: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

We are currently planning our next tea gathering.


  Wagashi (Japanese sweets) 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!      Please refer to our tour plan: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

Wagashi (Japanese sweets) boast health benefits.



Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! We will introduce to you a cultural experience of making Wagashi (Japanese sweets) and later serve it with Uji Matcha tea (ground green tea). The lesson is fun and simple. The size of an average wagashi is very small, about 4 x 4cm (1.6 x 1.6 in). In such small pieces, you will explore the amazing stories of four beautiful seasons of Japan, its history and various seasonal events. Wagashi and Matcha, in fact, are the basic key items of Japanese traditional tea ceremony.   Highlights You will be guided […]

Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo


Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo Yesterday’s guests were from Denmark. They were so skillful and their sweets turned out to be as beautiful as the flowers blooming on a spring day.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso   The Scenes from This Tour             If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

Tour Report – Apr. 12th, 2017



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


Japanese calligraphy, which is closely related to the tea ceremony is now available as a workshop. A hanging scroll with calligraphy is displayed at a TOKONOMA, an alcove, the most important part of the tea ceremony room. What exactly is calligraphy?We will teach you the joy of calligraphy through actual experience. Your work will be mounted on a scroll and will be ready to decorate your favorite space at home. Whenever you look at it, you will be reminded of your fun memory in creating the piece. It will surely become a centerpiece of the conversation as you share the […]

Learn the Essence of The Japanese Calligraphy



     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


Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo   We welcomed a siblings group from Australia yesterday at our “Wagashi making with Uji matcha tea” workshop. They made jokes on each other but they get along so well. Such a wonderful team! We ended up with lots of laughs and sticky doughs on their hands! They seem to have enjoyed making wagashi especially the peony bud on which they sprinkled dry mochi powder mimicking snow. Since their pieces turned out successful, we hope they will enjoy eating them as well!   If you are interested in this post, please […]

Tour Report – Feb. 3rd, 2017