Modern Wagashi/ Japanese Confectionery Art with Junichi Mitsubori
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June 8th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Due to unprecedented demand, reservations are now closed. Thank you for your interest. We will have a rush line starting 30 minutes before the event, and will start to release unclaimed seats 10 minutes before the event.
The Japan Foundation, Toronto is delighted to host Mr. Junichi Mitsubori as part of the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of Canada-Japan Relations, for a special Japanese confectionery art/ wagashi demonstration. In this 40 minute performance, Mr. Mitsubori will demonstrate the crafting of some exquisite nerikiri wagashi pieces. Speciality tools will be used in addition to some free-hand crafting, to turn pieces of pliable and colourful nerikiri dough into artistic craft. Q and A to follow.
Junichi Mitsubori is a third-generation wagashi artisan hailing from Yokosuka City, Kanagawa. He founded his own school of wagashi, Ichika-ryu of Kadō, which uses bespoke utensils, calculated gestures, lighting and music to produce a highly stylized wagashi experience. Mr. Mitsubori’s delicate yet dynamic wagashi and his style of presentation has spread awareness of wagashi to an international audience.