WA・GA・SHI: making traditional Japanese sweets

Friday, February 8 at Izumisano Cross-cultural Center

We welcomed veteran Japanese confectionery artisans to help demonstrate how to make three types of traditional Japanese spring sweets. A total of 22 participants joined, including 6 foreigners from Kansai International Center who are also Japanese learners at ica. Through hands-on experience and conversation, participants deepened their understanding of Japanese culture.

Words from the participants

  • I love wagashi. It was very difficult to make but it was fun. I was so happy to be able to make it myself. (Indonesia)
  • It was very fun today. The teacher was very good. I’m happy because the sweets were delicious. I want to make Japanese sweets in the future. (Pakistan)
  • Making sweets was quite relaxing. I enjoyed the atmosphere. (Germany)
  • It was fun to make wagashi, and it was a lot of fun to be able to interact with people from various countries. Cooking naturally creates conversation. (Japan)