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Exhibition Opening: Ocha + Wagashi - The Culture of Japanese Tea and Sweets

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18 Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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In conjunction with the exhibition Ocha & Wagashi: The History of Japanese Tea & Sweets

Learn about the history and culture of Japanese tea (ocha) and sweets (wagashi) in this special presentation at the JICC!

Yoshitaka Nishino, the head confectioner of Matsukawaya, an award-winning Japanese confectionery founded in 1862, will present on the history and art of traditional Japanese sweets, called wagashi. He will introduce the ingredients and techniques that go into crafting these exquisite works of art. This will be followed by a presentation on the history and culture of Japanese tea (ocha) by Teaism, a DC-based collection of teahouses and restaurants and purveyor of high-quality Japanese tea.

Registration is required.

Please note that there will not be any products available for purchase at the JICC.

Presented together with Matsukawaya Co., Ltd., Teaism, and Myokoen Co., Ltd.

You are invited to 

Ocha & Wagashi: The Culture of Japanese Tea and Sweets

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US

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