Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Zoom Culture Series: Making wagashi (Japanese sweets)

  • 10 Oct 2021
  • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Online by Zoom


  • Anyone with a computer or device


wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that are both decorative and delicious. With forms and colours inspired by the seasons, they match perfectly with Japanese green tea (matcha). Kathryn will discuss some of the challenges of making these sweets in Australia (including a search for the right beans, and adjustment to Australian tastes) and demonstrate the forming and decoration of these creations.

Join us for an engaging look at the whole process of making wagashi. There will be a Q&A after the demonstration.


Kathryn has been an art educator, vegan cafe owner and chef, and a BodyMind Institute superfood nutritionist (2001). She is the author of Bliss Pure Foods: Living in Full Colors published in 2019. She lives in the Blue Mountains and now dedicates her time to nature, gardening and planting, writing recipes, traditional art and crafts, as well as teaching personal and group classes around meditative food making. She practices Shojin Ryori on a daily basis, inspired by Master Toshio Tanahashi; this is a vegan diet that is anchored in sustainable and compassionate living in Buddhism. She received her Diploma in Wagashi from Japan Salonaise Association (Tokyo) in 2018. Her website is where more of her classes can be found.

How to sign up

Sign up using the online form . Your registration will be confirmed and the day before the event a Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants.

The event is suitable for all ages and it is free to attend.

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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