KADO – The Way of Wagashi with Junichi Mitsubori

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菓道 一菓流 お点前 with 三堀純一

Nikkei Centre welcomes wagashi master, Junichi Mitsubori!

三堀純一氏は、2010年 TVチャンピオンR『和洋菓子職人選手権』優勝を期に、様々なメディアに紹介される日本でも人気の和菓子職人です。彼が最も得意とする「煉切細工」を中心に、2015年より毎日作品を写真で紹介する「一日一菓 WAGASHI of the Day」を始めフォロアーも世界各地に!2016年 より「煉切造形の世界」を、そのお道具や所作も含め「お点前」としておもてなしの精神を持ってお菓子を創作し振舞う「菓道」を提唱し「菓道 一菓流 」をご自身の流儀として開祖。現在主に海外での和菓子の作り方や「菓道」におけるその所作、理念指導にあたっていらっしゃいます。

Junichi Mitsubori (三堀純一) is a third generation wagashi artisan.  He is one of Japan’s most recognized wagashi artisans and the founder of kadō, which he defines as a new way of wagashi, a term that echoes the meticulous care and preparation involved in sadō - way of tea. Much like a master of sadō, Junichi Mitsubori is a grand master of Ichika style, where he has turned making traditional sweets into a refined art form. 

Wagashi (和菓子:wa-gashi) are traditional Japanese confections. As with many of Japan’s traditional arts, each piece of wagashi is crafted with great consideration to reflect elements of nature and Japan’s four seasons.  Many wagashi sweets have poetic names, as well as exaggerated, simplified or stylized designs. Wagashi are delightful and fascinating to the eye. 

"KADO - The Way of Wagashi |  菓道 一菓流 お手前" with Junichi Mitsubori followed by a Q & A and tea service

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 7pm-9pm | Door opens at 6:30pm

Venue: Events Hall at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Ticket: CAD $35+GST NNMCC members, $40+GST non-members 

Book your spot here or our reception at 604.777.7000 or info@nikkeiplace.org.

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For the first time in Metro Vancouver, wagashi master Junichi Mitsubori will be teaching a hands-on wagashi workshop where attendees will learn how to make beautiful Japanese desserts!

In this all day master's workshop you will learn to how to create various wagashi designs, from making the nerikiri (bean paste with mochi) to the various techniques used to mold, sculpt and color these edible masterpieces. You will be fully immersed in this beautiful and delicate art form - a unique and memorable learning experience. All materials will be provided. Classes will be conducted in Japanese with English translation.

Fee:

Each day $745 NNMCC members | $795 non-members

Two day course $1,390 NNMCC members | $1,490 non-members

 

Class One: Introduction to Nerikiri from Beans (豆からの煉切)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 9:30am-5:00pm

In this one day class, suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • how to make nerikiri dough using Mitsubori's proprietary recipe
  • how to cook various bean pastes from scratch
  • the foundation of adzuki bean filling production
  • colour adjustments and gradation, techniques in blending colours
  • nerikiri wrapping techniques
  • basic column and sphere shaping and forming techniques
  • making 3 designs as shown

 

Class Two: Nerikiri II (煉切)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 9:30am-5:00pm

In this one day class, suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • colour adjustments and gradation, techniques in blending colours
  • nerikiri wrapping techniques
  • basic column and sphere shaping and forming techniques
  • about various tools and techniques when adding effects, contours, textures, etc
  • 6 designs, including a Canada special edition, as shown

Book your spot online, or register in person or over the phone directly with the Nikkei Centre at 604.777.7000 or email info@nikkeiplace.org.

Please note: if the class does not meet the minimum number of students, it may be rescheduled or cancelled. In this case, class fees will be refunded in full (excluding the nonrefundable Eventbrite fee).