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Christmas Wreath Making with Yukako

ゆかこさんとクリスマスリースを作ろう12/2/2017

The wonderful Yukako-san from ハナ came to Deko Boko Eigo and taught us how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath. Yukako-san brought a lot of gorgeous, wintery green plants, pine cones, cracked cotton bolls, and ornaments, and we put together some adorably festive wreaths. We also enjoyed a Christmas tea time, with non alcoholic mulled wine (a big hit with the parents...not so much with our younger friends), and some Christmas ornament cookies, made with love by MOCO-CHOCO. 「ハナ」のゆかこさんが、子どもたちでも楽しめるクリスマスリース作りを教えてくださいました。季節の植物を使って作ったリースは、みんなそれぞれに味があって素敵でした。 ノンアルコールのモルドワインとモコチョコさんがこしらえたオーナメントクッキーでのティータイムも最高でした。

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Making Soba with Mr. Shoji

そば処庄司屋さんと蕎麦を作ろう

1/20/2018

We had a brilliant soba making workshop with the incredible Shoji-san. After a quick demonstration, we all got stuck in, kneading, rolling, cutting, and of course, eating our own soba noodles. Shoji-san made it look a lot easier than it it really was, especially the first stage, where we had to knead the dough. The amount of water and the zombie/cat hand technique are quite difficult to do properly, but everyone tried their hardest, and we were able to make delicious soba, which we then ate at Shoji-ya.

Thank you all for coming, and a special thanks to the soba legend Shoji san, for sharing his skills! そば処庄司屋五代目の庄司信彦さんにお越し頂き、蕎麦の作り方を教えていただきました。デモンストレーションの時は簡単そうに見えたところも、実際にやってみると難しかった! 庄司さんの明るいキャラクターで、とても楽しい蕎麦作りになりました。ありがとうございます! ​自分たちが作った蕎麦は、やはり格別でした。

Check out Shojiya's homepage here.



Making Wagashi with Mr. Toda

戸田屋正道さんと和菓子を作ろう

2/24/2018 

We were delighted to have Mr. Toda from Todaya Shodo come and teach us how to make wagashi, and then enjoy eating our delicious hard work with a cup of matcha.

We learned the basic skills needed to make a gorgeous cherry blossom shaped jo namagashi, and afterwards Mr. Toda gave a demonstration of his incredible skills. I still can't believe t

hat such beautiful works of art are supposed to be eaten! Thank you so much for coming, I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

戸田屋正道三代目の戸田健志さんにお越しいただき、和菓子(上生菓子)作りを教えていただきました。子供たちが作ったさくらの花のかたちの上生菓子と、自分たちで点てた抹茶で贅沢なティータイムを過ごしました。 戸田さんの職人技を目にした時の子どもたちの笑みと歓喜の声。まるでヒーローを囲んでいるようでした。

Check out Todaya Shodo's homepage here.


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