Sweetness in Serenity: Artisanal Japanese Desserts
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400 Price: $20-$40
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Join us for a special demonstration by Master Junichi Mitsubori of wagashi, the making of artisanal Japanese desserts. Akin to the precision and refinement of the Japanese tea ceremony (茶道), Kadō (菓道)— the Way of Wagashi — transforms traditional sweet-making into a form of consumable art. Master Mitsubori crafts the nerikiri (bean paste with mochi ) with his hands, scissors and needles into intricate creations like those in the image above. Master Mitsubori’s talent has been showcased at prestigious venues around the world, including the Sydney Opera House and the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. It is truly a sight to behold. The demonstration will be followed by Q&A, moderated by Asia Society’s Global Initiatives Assistant Director, Yoshie Ito; and a reception to sample Master Mitsubori’s confectionery masterpieces.
**Special introductory remarks by Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi,
Consul General of Japan in New York**
Reception from 8pm
Master Mitsubori will also be teaching a special Wagashi Master’s Workshop on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Space is limited.Buy tickets/get more info now