Ouchigohan! – Japanese Teatime

Japanese Home Cooking

February 4, 2024
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Sunday, February 4, 5 pm ET | Calculate your local time

Join us for a special edition of the family-friendly online Japanese cooking class series おうちごはん!Ouchigohan! – Japanese Home Cooking in February and cook along with us from your own kitchen. This month, you will find yourself transported into a Japanese tearoom! First, we learn how to make how to make wagashi—a traditional Japanese sweet that pairs well with tea. Cook along with step-by-step guidance from TABLE FOR TWO’s Debra Samuels to prepare daifuku, a small round mochi rice cake filled with anko, or sweet red bean paste. After preparing our treats, we will be joined by Tomoko Honda of Ippodo Tea to learn all about three kinds of classic Japanese teas, sencha, matcha and hojicha, and how to brew them. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about everyday Japanese Teatime as it is enjoyed by friends and families! 

This month’s program is hosted by The Japan Society of Boston and joined by Japan Society New York, The Japan-America Society of Georgia, Japan America Society of Houston, Japan America Society of Colorado, Japan-America Society of Indiana, The Japan-America Society of Washington DC and Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Step-by-step cooking instruction and demonstrations are provided by TABLE FOR TWO USA, which leads the innovative series “Wa-Shokuiku 和食育: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!,” dedicated to making simple, healthy, homestyle Japanese food to enjoy with friends and family.  

$15/$10 Japan Society members with code “NY”. Advance ticket purchase required through The Japan Society of Boston. One registration per family. The recipe card with ingredient list and Zoom link will be provided a few days before the event. To brew along using the same teas and tools as our instructor, please visit The Japan Society of Boston’s webpage for products that can be shipped directly to you (purchasing not required to participate in the program; please allow at least two weeks for shipping). Recommended for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Adult supervision required.

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. Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; ORIX Corporation USA; Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; and Friends of Education and Family Programs.

  • Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • 5:00 pm
  • Online
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $15 Nonmembers
  • $10 Members