Japanese Wagashi with Nadiah

About the programme

Wagashi are beautiful Japanese sweets served with bitter matcha tea during Japanese tea ceremonies. Expertly hand-sculpted by the wagashi-maker, these sweets are truly a work of art! Come have a taste of this art form with Nadiah as she guides you in preparing two designs of wagashi – one traditional, one creative – in this workshop!

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Details

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$20 (excluding eventbrite service fee)

Where

Entrance of Museum @ My Queenstown (46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388 Singapore 140463)

Instructions

Dress comfortably. Masks are mandatory

This is a vegetarian and non-Halal dish. Participants are reminded to declare their food allergies, if any, in the registration form.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet Nadiah!

For me, wagashi is much more than a sweet treat. Not only does it embody the Japanese culture, it has become a way for me to destress, express myself creatively and connect with other like-minded Japanese cultural enthusiasts.

I first chanced upon Japanese culture as a teenager enjoying anime and manga. While it was simply a ‘phase’ for many of my friends, it unknowingly became a significant part of my life! (Literally, I found my significant other through our shared interest in Japanese culture!) With this programme, I hope that you will make new friends and have the chance to immerse yourself in this small facet of Japanese culture!

More about Wagashi

Wagashi are simply Japanese sweets that are often paired with green tea. Nerikiri, which will be introduced in this session, is a form of wagashi that is sculpted of bean paste, glutinous rice flour and sugar. Like many other styles of wagashi, nerikiri reflects the season in which it’s served in in form and in filling. Intricately shaped and designed, nerikiri typically follow traditional Japanese motifs such as sakura flowers and maple leaves. As it is paired with the bitter matcha served during Japanese tea ceremonies, the nerikiri is quite sweet stuffed with either a white bean or red bean filling.