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干菓子作り実習講習会 (Japanese­ Candy Making Workshop)

I'm attending the Saturday morning class, but there are still some seats available on Saturday afternoon class (and a few more on Sunday).  If you'd like to attend, please let me know ASAP so that I can let them know the head count.  I talked to Ms. Kasai and I can pay them directly if you send the payment to me by Paypal.


Dear members,

This is a special event that our member DC Palter and his wife notified me and I'm very excited! Thank you very much, DC Palter and Satsuki-san!!!

"Japanese traditional candies called “higashi” have a long tradition as an integral part of tea ceremony.  The colorful candies are made by hand of superfine wasanbon sugar in a wooden mold.  The molds themselves can be works of art, and are carved from aged cherry wood.

The Ichihara studio in Matsuyama (Shikoku) is one of the few remaining craftsmen of these molds.  Ayumi is making a special visit to Los Angeles for a series of workshops in higashi candy making.  Using the molds, candy making is simple and fun, and you’ll leave not only with an appreciation for this unique art, but a tray of candies to share with your friends."

Wasanbon is a special kind of sugar used for delicate Japanese sweets to bring subtle sweetness:

"Wasanbon (和三盆) is a fine-grained Japanese sugar, traditionally made in the Shikoku prefectures Tokushima and Kagawa. The sugar is often used for Japanese sweets (wagashi). The sugar is made from thin sugarcane plants grown locally in Shikoku, called taketō (竹糖) or chikusha (竹蔗)."

Classes are held on

Aug 25th Sat  Class A 10-11am    Class B 1:30-2:30pm

Aug 26th Sun  Class C  10-11am    Class D 1:30-2:30pm

$40 per class

To attend, please contact directly to Kasai-san at


with a check payable to "Urasenke Tea Society of Southern California" sent by

August 15th to the following address:

Soyu Uyesugi
514 N. Foothill Road
Beverly Hills CA 90210



8月25日(土) (クラスA)10:00〜11:00

8月26日(日) (クラスC)10:00〜11:00
(クラスD) 1:30〜2:30

会場:  日蓮宗米国別院 2801 E. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
費用: $40/クラス

phone: [masked]

お支払いは Urasenke Tea Society of Southern California まで

Soyu Uyesugi
514 N. Foothill Road
Beverly Hills CA 90210

I'll decide on which class to take myself and let you know soon. Tentatively I'm hoping to take the Sunday morning class..



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  • Zoe

    A very nice experience! It was great to be able to learn this fast vanishing tradition of candy making technique using those hundred year old beautiful wooden tools. And more importantly, the candies are so tasty!

    August 26, 2012

  • Sally


    August 26, 2012

  • Janice

    Sally, do you know where I can buy these confections?

    August 6, 2012

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