I'm a founder of the Wagashi salon, Yu-Art Kichijoji. I graduated from Musashino Art University, I’d been working for Seiko Epson Corporation and Seiko Watch Corporation as an industrial designer. Throughout my life, I’ve focused on traditional Japanese art and culture. I've enjoyed collecting Ukiyo-e (Japanese antique arts) and studying traditional tea style. As tea has always been my passion, I started a career in Chado—the Way of Tea—, and Wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets) for tea gatherings.
In 2016, I left Seiko Epson Corporation and started a small salon; Yu-Art Kichijoji of Wagashi making and tea gatherings (the tea ceremony)

"Chado-the way of tea- " Career
Qualifications of Ura-Senke style tea ceremonies: 3rd-degree Instructor

"Wagashi-traditional Japanese sweets-" Career
I learned homemade type Wagashi for a year in a cooking school and I learned formal Wagashi of tea gatherings by professional pastry chefs for a year and half.
On the other hand, I design Wagashi and processes of making them with daily utensils for my salon.

I speak...
English, 日本語
Things I love
I’m interested in artistic activates. I study “Sado (the way of tea), Sumi-e and Jazz vocal. I like communicating with people. I’m real happy to showing my guests the joy of making Japanese sweets.

Activities I Offer

Offering: Colorful Wagashi Making and Macha in tea room
By Yuriko
3,800 JPY / person
Duration: 2 hours
Tokyo & around
Offering: Jouyo Manju Making & Matcha in tea room
By Yuriko
3,800 JPY / person
Duration: 2 hours
Tokyo & around

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