Kichijoji Yu-Art

Kichijoji Yu-Art

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Hi! I'm Yuriko, the host of "Yu-Art". I have worked as a product designer for about 30 years after graduating Art College. I'm also interested in Japanese traditional Art & Culture.
I’m a collector of Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints).
I have more than 10 years of Sado (the way of tea) experience. After I learned making Wagashi (Japanese traditional confectionery), I tried designing easier ways to create them. It’s really fun working with me!
I hope that you will enjoy Japanese cultural experience in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere my home!

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8 Reviews for Kichijoji Yu-Art

  • Edward Edward

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo Yuriko-san is a thoughtful and superb host. She is very fluent in English and lovely to chat to.

    I appreciated the background PowerPoint and video before diving into the activity itself and thought that the informal tea party afterwards was an eye opening experience into the preparation of tea.

    I look forward to working through the other recipes and instructions on her website!

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo I had a wonderful time during this experience! I arrived at the train station right on time, and the host was waiting there with an umbrella and a Yu-ta Art sign. We walked for maybe 7 minutes to her house, where the class was to take place. I had absolutely no problem communicating with her, and she was very lovely. The set up was very clean and well-organized. My host had prepared several presentations about the history and origins of wagashi, and after we watched them we started making the wagashi! It was winter when I went, so we made narcissus flowers. It was very fun! After we were finished, we had a tea ceremony. All in all, it was a really lovely day! I definitely enjoyed my experience with Yu-ta Art!

  • Brendan Brendan

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo This is an amazing class to learn how to make Japanese wagishi sweets!
    My partner and I were met at the train station by Yuriko, who had a sign, her instructions were clear and it easy to find her.
    After around a 5 minute walk to her house, Yuriko offered us tea to drink and started the class with an explanation of the background of wagashi making with a powerpoint presentation. Yuriko's English is very good and it was no problem communicating and asking questions.
    Yuriko was very helpful and went step by step in making the first wagashi sweet and was very patient. We were allowed to make the second one on our own, but with Yuriko's guidance when we forgot!
    Afterwards, Yuriko showed us a simple tea ceremony and our green tea went very well with the wagashi we had just made.
    I would highly recommend this activity as it is affordable and so much fun to make and eat your own wagashi sweets and watch and drink matcha.

  • 花

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo i would love to do it again in the future for different season and different style she was very nice and patience. I would recommend it to others and friends it was also a very good price!

  • Elizabeth Anne Elizabeth Anne

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo Yuriko was a wonderful host, as she picked me up from the train station! I'm somewhat shy but we held nice conversations throughout the activity. Her English is great, I had no trouble understanding her and vice versa.

    Yuriko offered me tea and we watched a PowerPoint on Wagashi to start the activity. It was short but very informative!

    The activity is very enjoyable if you like baking or cooking and allows you to be creative! We dyed dough for the Wagashi, so it was a lot of fun making the colours of autumn leaves.

    The activity ends with an informal tea ceremony, as Yuriko will explain her actions during it. The tea she served wasn't as bitter as other green teas, which I really appreciated.

    Overall, it's a great activity to enjoy Japanese culture. Don't be concerned with the distance! It is the perfect activity to pair with the Ghibli museum as the two are 20min apart by walking.

    10/10 on all aspects :)