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Color your Valentine! – Nerikiri (Japanese sweets) Making Workshop

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Create your own Japanese sweets!

Nerikiri is a type of artistic and high-grade traditional Japanese sweet originally made to be served at tea ceremonies. Made with white an paste (butter bean paste), mochi (sweet rice flour and sugar), sugar, and food coloring, Nerikiri is known for being one of the sweetest Japanese treats!

You can express many things by coloring and shaping Nerikiri, so it is often called ‘edible art.’ In this workshop you will have the chance to color Nerikiri dough using your favorite color and create hearts as well as two kinds of rose flowers.

Workshop includes: 6 pieces of Nerikiri (made by students during the workshop) for carry out in special wagashi container; bag; and recipe.

**All sweets are vegan and gluten free!

***Workshop is intended for participants 18+

Instructor Bio

Toshiko Sugii Steffes is a Japanese sweets “WAGASHI” designer. Toshiko Sensei is fascinated by the beauty of wagashi, which is expressive of the four seasons and nature. Her creations are boundless as there is so much variety and sophistication in wagashi techniques. She was trained in traditional wagashi with a well-renowned teacher, as well as in contemporary wagashi with a rising star teacher. Toshiko Sensei is a certified master in wagashi. She makes order-made confections and does demonstrations and exhibitions on wagashi making in USA and Japan, in addition to teaching classes. Toshiko Sensei’s very first recipe book was published July 2016 in Japan; the book was released September 2018 in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States