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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5 Reviews for Kichijoji Yu-Art

  • 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 :)

  • Orin Orin

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo I had a lot of fun and learned a lot! The host was very patient, well organized, and kind. Plus, the wagashi were delicious!

    (Also, Kichijoji is near the Ghibli museum and there's a really lovely public park, too.)

  • Rochelle Rochelle

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo Had an awesome time. Made wagashi and got to learn about traditional tea ceremony. Well worth the time and money. Totally recommend.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo

    Try Wagashi (Japanese confectionery) making & Matcha, Tokyo the host was very nice, even waited for me at the train station, which was convinient.
    good with English, I was also able to practice a tiny bit of Japanese.
    the wagashi tutorial and the matcha presentation nicely layed out and easy to understand.
    the wagashi and the matcha also tasted really good.
    really good experience.