Matcha & Wagashi: Matsue’s Tea Culture

July 18, 2023
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The city of Matsue is famed for its tea culture, which centers around matcha (powdered green tea) and wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets). Due to the patronage of Lord Matsudaira of Matsue Castle centuries ago, an appreciation for tea culture has been passed down through generations and enjoying matcha at afternoon tea or serving it to guests in one’s home has become an integral part of people’s lives. At this intimate seated workshop, you’ll delve into the city’s tea culture first-hand with Matsue craftspeople, whisk up a steaming bowl of matcha, and learn to shape elegant wagashi confections in Matsue’s signature style.

Participants will be able to take home their tea bowl and chasen (tea whisk) to enjoy matcha at home after this workshop.

Part of the Get to Know Japan Series: Matsue
July 17 & 18, 2023

Discover the beauty and culture of Matsue City through a special lecture and workshop.

Get to Know Japan Series: Matsue is co-organized by Matsue City.

The Food Talk Series is sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support for cultural programs is provided by an anonymous donor and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

Talks+ Talks event

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2023
  • 6:30 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $85 Nonmembers
  • $68 Members
  • $68 Seniors/Students
  • $68 Person with Disability