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1月 12, 2017 0

Did a workshop!! Making New Year Cards:)


I had a Calligraphy workshop at Keio department store in Shinjuku on 7th December.
We exchange New Year Cards more than Christmas card since we don’t really have the culture of Christmas.

Unfortunately most of Japanese don’t know about Japanese Calligraphy, I would say. And don’t use brush to write. Even no pencil these days, only computer. It’s convenient but I believe handwriting is better than typing. You may feel happier if you receive a handwriting letter compare to typed, printed letter. So this workshop was like to realise again importance of handwriting.


Showing them techniques of how to write the word looks beautiful.


I had 10 students(it was full!! thank you).


They struggled writing with the brushes so I kept looking around to correct their writing.
It was my first time to teach this number of people only myself (have taught 26 tourists with 3 assistants).
At the end I saw them seemed had fun especially when they saw the cards which they made:)

I hope they did more at home then send it to their family and friends!!

Then Keio department store offered me again as a dietitian for the next time.
I’m going to talk about how important the balance to eat in February:)

12月 23, 2016 4

Calligraphy, local tour and Izakaya night☆


Eric came to Wakalture to make his girlfriend’s present for X’mas:) He wrote her name in Katakana. The reason her name is not in Kanji is that we usually use Katakana for words which came from other countries such as names, country names, cake, golf, zucchini etc…  It was hard to fit in the paper but he did really well!! I’m hoping that she likes it:)

After the Calligraphy lesson, I showed him around my local area. He went to other temples and shrines before coming to Wakalture but didn’t know how to rinse hands and mouth also to pray.


At Kanda Myojin shrine with The Skytree!!

Then we went to a Japanese restaurant. It’s located in Myogadani and this is the best Japanese restaurant that I know!! If you are looking for somewhere to try good fish, this is it!!
He hasn’t had a good meal since he came to Japan. (I was like NOOO WAYYYY!!!!!)
So I decided to take him there. I knew he would love it as I said it’s the best place then he actually love it all dishes:D And told me that his impression of Tokyo would have been different if I didn’t show him around and took him to the restaurant. That made me super happy!! That’s exactly what I want to do, the reason why I started Wakalture Experience!!


Sashimi combo!!


Egg roll. It’s actually easy to make but the taste is so much better here!!


Kamameshi with Salmon roe and Urchin!! Kamameshi is a way to cook rice. The rice has nice savory:)

If you are interested, feel free to message me!!
I’m happy to help your trip of Japan more memorable:D


10月 21, 2016 0

Udon making

img_20161021_170752They’ve enjoyed making Udon noodle at #wakalture 🙂

#japanesefood #japanesecookingclass #japanesecalligraphy #shodo #kanji #japaneseculture #tokyotour #tokyotrip #tokyo #akihabara #ueno #yushima #udon

10月 17, 2016 0

From France

img_20161017_142130I met a nice French couple in Harajuku. She loved my Crane earings then came to Wakalture for it!! Merci:)

Hope they enjoy the rest of stay in Japan!!

#calligraphy #japanesecalligraphy #shodo #kanji #japanesefood #japanesecookingclass #japaneseculture #tokyotour #tokyotrip #akihabara#ueno #yushima #handmade #origamiearrings #origamicrane #handmadeearrings #craft #origami

9月 12, 2016 2

Japanese cooking!! Let’s make Udon noodle♪

Have you ever heard Udon? It’s a kind of Japanese noodle such as Ramen and Soba.
Udon is simply made from flour, water and salt.




After mix all ingredients and knead, let the Udon dough sit for about 1 hour to 1.5 hour.
Choose either Shodo Calligraphy class or Origami making class while you are waiting.




Then roll it out and cut it!!
It’s served cold Udon and Dashi soup, “Zaru Udon” style.
It is the best way to taste of Udon:)
Dashi is made from fish called bonito. *Be able to change seaweed or mushroom for vegetarians and vegans.

You will receive a recipe to continue your pursuit of Japanese culture even after returning home:)