Feel Japan's four seasons by making Wasanbon, sugar confectionary using wooden molds
Wooden molds are a symbol of traditional confectionery making in Sanuki. (Mold making itself is a traditional craft in which an artisan carves forms showing the seasons and nature of Japan). Wooden molds are a vital part of a confectionery technique that was developed in the Edo period, giving it a history of more than 200 years. Currently there is just one artisan producing wooden molds in Shikoku, Mr Yoshihiro Ichihara of Takamatsu City.
Mamehana is a place where you can experience using a wooden mold to make Japanese confectionery by delicately pressing wasanbon into molds. Detailed explanation is provided, so you can feel confident about the class, and enjoy the process of making Wasanbon and Nerikiri. You can eat the Wasanbon with matcha green tea, or take it home in a nicely packaged box. The Wooden Mold Workshop, Ichihara Gallery, is located next door and you can visit it with a prior reservation.
|Address||1-9-13 Hanazono-cho, Takamatsu|
|Fee||Wasanbon or Nerikiri making 1,000 yen each (both for 2,000 yen)|
|Time Required||Approx. 1-1.5 hours|
Approx. 10 minutes from Kotoden Chikko Station to Hanazono Station on the Nagao Line. Approx. 5-minute walk from Hanazono Station.
Approx. 20 minutes from Takamatsu Center IC by car
*Large buses NOT accepted
Observation only is not permitted.
Advance reservation required *Two days before for nerikiri; same-day for wasanbon