Welcome to Ankolabo.
Are you interested in Japanese sweets “wagashi”? Have you tried to eat? If you want to know how to make wagashi, Ankolabo is the right place for you.
Ankolabo is for anyone who loves traditional and seasonal wagashi. Every class is in a small group, you can enjoy cooking in cozy atmosphere with Japanese people.
What comes to your mind when you hear wagashi? Probably you imagine it’s very artistic, colorful or beautiful… Yes, that’s right. But they are not all.
Photos above don’t look colorful. These wagashi are for daily or seasonal events, not for tea ceremony. We love simple taste and season. Ankolabo offers classes of making such a daily wagashi, especially focuses on making Anko, red bean paste.
From long time ago, we have enjoyed cooking sweets at home using easy-to get ingredients such as red beans, soy beans, rice powder, sticky rice, agar, sesamin, sweets potatoes, cheznut, or seasonal fruits. Japan is rich in culture of hand made sweets.
I started this school from 2016. My vision is to convey the richness of Japanese sweets culture to many people. Unfortunately, similar to other countries, Japanese people has less opportunities to make sweets at home than before. Very busy and difficult to take time to cook, also everyday we can easy to buy rich and tasty sweets at convenience store, super markets or everywhere.
However, I think the culture of cooking sweets at home should be inherited because it’s very very wonderful itself.
In Ankolabo, I ‘d like to provide opportunities to meet and make wagashi for people as many as possible. Not only for Japanese people, but also for foreigners.
I hope you enjoy cooking wagashi with us here and have more interesting for our handmade sweets culture.
A. monthly lesson – an (sweet beans paste) or seasonal wagashi making class
Ankolabo provides lessons of sweet beans paste and seasonal wagashi class every month. The lesson is conducted in English and Japanese. You can enjoy wagashi making with Japanese people.
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Please book from the link above.
B. master course
Master course is for person who wants to learn specialized knowledge and technique. You can choose group lesson (max 4 perople) or man-to-man lesson. If you would like to know the details, please feel free to e-mail : email@example.com
Ankolabo is located near Yoyogi park. Easy to access from the center of Tokyo. Only 5 minutes by train from Shinjuku and 20 minutes by metro from Ginza or Tokyo station
– Yoyogi park station (Tokyo metro Chiyoda line)
– Yoyogi Hachiman station ( Odakyu line )
2 – 3 minutes walk from two stations
1-2-1 NY building 401, Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan