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Courses with Junichi Mitsubori, Visiting Guest Instructor

We are excited to be hosting famed wagashi artist Junichi Mitsubori again who is visiting and teach you his unique wagashi styles and techniques.

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 but 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 wider, younger audience. The image-centric platform became the perfect stage for Mitsubori’s elaborate creations, and the number of his followers has now reached over 300,000.

 

Mitsubori turns wagashi presentation into a new art form. In 2016, he founded his own 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 produced by artisans’ hands, the wagashi are perfect not only in appearance, but also in 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 rather wants the audience to appreciate the performance and his subtle movements. You can see more of Mitsubori's works on his Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/junichi_mitsubori/

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Junichi Mitsubori Masterclass | 2-Day Essential Techniques Course

In this comprehensive wagashi course, Mitsubori will teach you his unique Ichikaryu techniques, a perfect blend of traditional Japanese tools and Mitsubori original skills.
In this 2-day workshop, you will learn how to use Japanese age-old scissors skills and Mitusbori's unique Ichikaryu techniques to achieve different effects. In addition, you will learn the chopstick work, a must for professional wagashi artisan and last not the least, the original "Needle Work" which is one of the Ichikaryu techniques developed by Mitsubori.
You will make 9 wagashi designs in the workshop, including the introduction of newly developed tools and the related techniques and the making of Nerikiri. In this 2-day workshop, you will be able to practice and to reinforce your wagashi traditional techniques that you may have, and get inspiration through the visual aspect of Mitsubori's works. Don't miss the chance to learn from the master!​

Date: 16~17 January 2020 (Thursday to Friday)

Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Instructor: Junichi Mitsubori

Medium of Instruction: Japanese (with Japanese-Mandarin translation)

Fee: HK$8,200

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*The tuition fee includes Certificate and all materials.

*All tools to be used in the classroom are provided.

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

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Junichi Mitsubori Masterclass | 2-Day Advanced Techniques Course

In this comprehensive wagashi course, Mitsubori will teach you his unique Ichikaryu techniques, a perfect blend of traditional Japanese tools and Mitsubori original skills.
In this 2-day workshop, you will learn how to use Japanese age-old scissors skills and Mitusbori's unique Ichikaryu techniques to achieve different effects. In addition, you will learn the chopstick work, a must for professional wagashi artisan and last not the least, the original "Needle Work" which is one of the Ichikaryu techniques developed by Mitsubori.
You will make 10 wagashi designs in the workshop, including the introduction of newly developed tools and the related techniques. In this 2-day workshop, you will be able to practice and to reinforce your wagashi traditional techniques that you may have, and get inspiration through the visual aspect of Mitsubori's works. Don't miss the chance to learn from the master!

Date: 18~19 January 2020 (Saturday to Sunday)

Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Instructor: Junichi Mitsubori

Medium of Instruction: Japanese (with Japanese-Mandarin translation)

Fee: HK$8,800

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*Students are required prior experience in wagashi making.

*The tuition fee includes Certificate and all materials.

*All tools to be used in the classroom are provided.

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