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Junichi Mitsubori Masterclass in Malaysia ~ Kado Ichiko Nerikiri Wagashi Course B


Join Mitsubori sensei's comprehensive wagashi course to learn his unique Ichikaryu techniques. This 2-day workshop covers a perfect blend of traditional Japanese tools and Mitsubori sensei's original skills. You'll learn how to use old Japanese scissors and Mitsubori sensei's unique Ichikaryu techniques to achieve different effects. Additionally, you'll master the essential chopstick work, which is a must for professional wagashi artisans. Finally, you'll learn the original "Needle Work," one of the Ichikaryu techniques developed by Mitsubori sensei.


In this workshop, you'll make 6 wagashi designs, including using newly developed tools and related techniques. This 2-day course is an excellent opportunity to practice and reinforce traditional wagashi techniques you may already know, and to get inspiration from Mitsubori sensei's stunning works. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the master himself!


Date: 6-7 July 2024 (2 days)

Time: 9.30AM - 6.30PM
Venue: Master Baker Academy, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor.

Fee: RM4200


*Students are required to have prior experience in wagashi making.

*Each student will receive a Junichi Mibori's Kado Ichikaryu Wagashi Tool Set, worth RM720 !!!

*The tuition fee includes Certificate and all materials used in the class.

*The end time is just a rough estimate and will vary depending on actual progress.

*** Same student who sign up 2 classes (Course A and Course B) will get RM600 discount off from the total fees !!! ***

About Junichi Mitsubori

Junichi Mitsubori is a world-famous wagashi master, a third-generation wagashi artisan of traditional Japanese sweets store Izumiya (いづみや) and the director of the Association of Japanese Sweets. He was born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, in 1974. In 1995, he graduated from the Seika Sweets College in Tokyo. Mitsubori first gained attention when he won TV Tokyo's "TV Champion R" dessert artisan competition in 2010". Still, his popularity grew when he initiated a daily photo project on Instagram called "Wagashi of the Day" in 2015 to promote his preferred style, "Nerikiri" work, to a broader, younger audience. The image-centric platform became the perfect stage for Mitsubori's elaborate creations, and his followers have now reached over 300,000.


Mitsubori turns the wagashi presentation into a new art form. In 2016, he founded his school Kado Ichikaryu. Kado (way of wagashi), a term that echoes the meticulous care and preparation involved in Chado (way of tea), uses bespoke utensils and calculated gestures to produce a highly stylized wagashi experience. Sophisticated wagashi like Nerikiri originated were naturally made by artisans' hands, and the wagashi are perfect in appearance and taste.


To Mitsubori, the beauty of the performance is as crucial to Kado as the artistry of the dessert itself. He is currently performing and teaching Kado overseas. As a master of Kado, Mitsubori does not merely make food, he instead wants the audience to appreciate the performance and his subtle movements.

You can check out more of Mitsubori's works on his Instagram page~

Junichi Mitsubori Masterclass - Kado Ichiko Nerikiri Wagashi Course B

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