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MasterCLASSes
(Toronto)

 
Junichi Mitsubori in Toronto
 
 

Gusta Cooking Studio has the honour to invite wagashi master, Junichi Mitsubori, to return to Toronto this summer. To learn more about Junichi Mitsubori, please click the button below:

To see pictures from last year’s masterclasses, please click the button below:


Mr. Mitsubori will be teaching 5 masterclasses at Gusta Cooking Studio:

This is a rare and valuable learning opportunity to meet and learn from Junichi Mitsubori.  You are learning from the best wagashi artist in the world.

Classes will be held full day from 9:30AM to 5:00PM

Lunch, snacks, and a tea & coffee station will be provided.


Masterclass - Nagashi I (流し菓子I)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
CAD $695 +HST* (42 points)

In this one day class suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • making various types of nagashi using Mitsubori’s proprietary recipes

  • techniques on yokan (羊羹), awayukikan (淡雪羹), kingyokukan (錦玉羹), ukishima (浮島)

  • colouring, layering, and assembly techniques in nagashi to avoid separation

  • innovative techniques on setting air bubbles in nagashi

  • incorporation of unconventional components into nagashi

  • flavouring of nagashi beyond the sweet norm

  • making 6 designs similar to shown; colours may vary


Masterclass - Nagashi II (流し菓子II)
Thursday, June 6, 2019
CAD $695 +HST* (42 points)

In this one day class suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • making various types of nagashi using Mitsubori’s proprietary recipes

  • techniques on yokan (羊羹), awayukikan (淡雪羹), kingyokukan (錦玉羹)

  • colouring, layering, and assembly techniques in nagashi to avoid separation

  • control of positions of ornamental components

  • incorporation of traditional components into nagashi

  • flavouring of nagashi beyond the sweet norm

  • making 6 designs similar to shown; colours may vary


Masterclass - Basic Nerikiri from Beans (豆からの煉切)
Saturday, June 15, 2019

CAD $795 +HST* (48 points)

In this one day class suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • making nerikiri dough using Mitsubori's proprietary recipe

  • cooking of various bean pastes from scratch

  • foundation of aduki bean filling production

  • colour adjustments and gradation, techniques in blending colours

  • nerikiri wrapping techniques

  • basic column and sphere shaping and forming techniques

  • making 3 designs as shown


Masterclass - Intermediate Nerikiri (煉切II)
Sunday, June 16, 2019
CAD $795 +HST* (48 points)

In this one day class suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • introduction to various traditional and innovative wagashi tools

  • characteristics of tools in adding effects, contours, textures, etc

  • advanced shaping and colouring techniques

  • wrapping, shaping, and colour control in super size nerikiri

  • combining various tools and techniques in expressing wagashi aesthetics

  • making 1 super size design and 3 small designs as shown

  • There is no prerequisite; but we do suggest taking the first class: Basic Nerikiri from Beans if you do not have previous exposure to nerikiri.

 
 

Masterclass - Mushigashi & Yakigashi (蒸し菓子、焼き菓子)
Monday, June 17, 2019
CAD $695 +HST* (42 points)

In this one day class suitable for beginners, you will learn:

  • making steamed and fried wagashi using Mitsubori’s proprietary recipes

  • techniques on shigure (時雨), uiro (外郎), sakuramochi (桜餅), and manju (饅頭)

  • wrapping, shaping, and colour control techniques on various materials

  • unique flavours and designs beyond conventional wagashi

  • tricks in cooking, flavour adjustment, and storage

  • making 6 designs similar to shown; colours may vary


Multi Days Class Savings:

  • Enjoy $100 off when you register any of the two classes above

  • Enjoy $200 off when you register any of the three classes above

  • Enjoy $300 off when you register any of the four classes above

  • Enjoy $400 off when you register all five classes above, and receive a complimentary pack of Nerikiri dough made in the shop of Junichi Mitsubori in Japan. (Priceless.)


Travel Information

Class Venue:
Gusta Cooking Studio is located in Markham.  Free parking available.  Details here.

Free Shuttle Service:
We offer free shuttle for students enrolled in Mr. Mitsubori's class.
Pick up point is at Don Mills TTC Station (Subway/Bus station in Toronto)
Seats are very limited, so please reserve in advance.
Subject to change.

Recommended Accommodations:


Payment & Cancellation Policy

*Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Ontario, Canada is 13%.

*The first 6 students in each class who register and confirm with a deposit will receive a CAD $50 early bird discount; discount not applicable to multi-days class savings.

*Deposit is non-refundable and cannot be transferred as credit towards classes or products at Gusta Cooking Studio.  Only in the event of a class cancellation, your deposit will be fully refunded.

In the event of a dispute, the decision of Gusta Cooking Studio (Gusta Haus of Sugar Art Inc.) shall be final and binding.