New York City

Junichi Mitsubori 三堀純一 in New York City

Master Mitsubori will be visiting New York City June 9 to 14, 2019.

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Sweetness in Serenity:
An Evening with Wagashi Master Junichi Mitsubori

Date: June 10, Monday at 6:30PM

Venue: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street) New York, NY 10021

Join us for a special demonstration by Master Junichi Mitsubori of wagashi, the making of artisanal Japanese deserts. Akin to the precision and refinement of the Japanese tea ceremony (花道), Kadō -- the Way of Wagashi (菓道) — transforms traditional sweet-making into a form of consumable art.

Master Mitsubori crafts the nerikiri (bean paste with mochi ) with his hands, scissors and needles into intricate creations like those in the image on the left. Master Mitsubori’s talent has been showcased at prestigious venues around the world, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. It is truly a sight to behold. The demonstration will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Asia Society’s Global Initiatives Assistant Director, Yoshie Ito and a reception to sample Master Mitsubori’s confectionery masterpieces.

Ticket: USD $20 Members, $30 Students/Seniors, $40 Nonmembers

Call the Box Office 212-517-ASIA (M–F, 1 PM–5 PM), or
Click below link to purchase ticket online



Accompanying his Kado – Way of Wagashi – performance at Asia Society in New York, wagashi master Junichi Mitsubori will be teaching a hands-on class to the general public in United States for the very first time.  Using a Japanese sweet medium known as Nerikiri, he captures the imagery of nature’s fauna and flora with simple traditional tools:

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
9AM to 6PM

USD $500 (Asia Society Member)/ $600 (Non-Member)

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

  • about colour adjustments and gradation, techniques in blending colours

  • nerikiri wrapping techniques

  • basic column and sphere shaping and forming techniques

  • about various tools and techniques in adding effects, contours, textures, etc

  • 6 designs, including a New York special edition, as shown

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.

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