Wagashi Workshop with Matsukawaya

Thursday, September 28
JASWDC Office (1819 L St NW, Suite B2)

Time slots available (20 people/slot):

10:00 – 11:30 AM Sold Out
1:00 – 2:30 PM Sold Out
4:00 – 5:30 PM Sold Out


Registration has been extended until 5:30 PM on Wednesday, September 27.
Register Here

The photos of these wagashi are examples only. What you make during the workshop may be different.

Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets usually made with adzuki beans as its base ingredient and shaped to reflect the seasons. They are elegant with gentle flavors and should always be paired with tea.

Join us for a workshop with Matsukawaya’s head wagashi chef and his staff, where everyone will get a hands-on experience shaping and handling the ingredients to end up with a beautiful finished product. They will also teach you how to make the perfect cup of Japanese tea in collaboration with Teaism.

After each workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Matsukawaya’s products, such as their famous Owari Nagoya Tenshukaku and bite-size youkan. Cash and credit card are accepted – no checks, please.

Founded in 1862, Matsukawaya is an established confectionery shop that produces and sells handmade wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets. Matsukawaya is headquartered in Nagoya and has stores throughout Aichi Prefecture, as well as pop-ups in Washington, DC.

Yoshitaka Nishino is the CEO and head wagashi chef of Matsukawaya.