Wagashi: The Art of Japanese Tea Sweets

Event Date:
August 18th , 2019 (Sunday)
Event Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Must be purchased in advance. Not available same day.
Attendees receive 15% off in-store purchases on the day of the event.

TICKETS: $25 (includes all supplies)

Payment is required to guarantee your space in the class.

Wagashi, the perfect pairing to matcha.

Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets served with tea. For many, wagashi has been elevated into the level of art that represents the essence of the Japanese culture. This is because it has been developed together with the tea ceremony. Wagashi is made from simple ingredients yet fashioned into exquisite confections that reflect the seasons.  The taste is subtle to complement rather than overpower the taste of the tea.

In this class the history of wagashi will be covered and students will get a chance to make their own sweets according to the season. We will also sample the taste of them with a bowl of matcha.



MArgie Yap has more than 35 years experience with chado, the Way of Japanese Tea Ceremony. She studied in Kyoto, Japan at the Urasenke headquarters and received her teaching credentials and tea artistic name, Soya, from the 16th generation Urasenke Grand Tea Master. She has studied with Minako Frady Sensei in Portland, Torigai Sensei in Japan and Bonnie Mitchell Sensei at the Seattle Chanoyu East West Center. She has performed Tea Ceremony at the Portland Japanese Garden and numerous public and private events both in the U.S. and in Japan. She has assisted teaching the Chado and Japanese Aesthetics course at the University of Washington, and was guest lecturer at Portland Community College in Tea Ceramics and Tea Ceremony and Theater at Sarah Lawrence College. Visit www.issoantea.com for more information about the Issoan Tea School.