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Valentine's Day Couples' Wagashi Workshop
2000 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Are you looking for something sweet to do with your Valentine this year? Treat them to a Wagashi Making Workshop!
Couples will learn the history and importance of the traditional Japanese sweet served during tea ceremonies called wagashi from our in-house master and cookbook author Kimiko Gunji.
Based on recipes in her book, "The Art of Wagashi", couples will create two different special Valentine's Day inspired wagashi: Strawberry Awayukikan and Pink Anmochi. After the hands-on portion of the workshop, couples will be seated together and served a bowl of matcha to enjoy with their delicious creations and their Valentine.
This special event is limited to 5 couples per session. No experience necessary. All materials provided.
Cookbooks will be available for purchase ($38 plus tax), or bring in your already-purchased wagashi cookbooks to be signed by the author.
As traditional in Japan, guests will be asked to remove their shoes upon entry. Please being or wear a pair of clean socks.