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Takamatsu, 28 Jan.


Mamehana Mamehana

At Mamehana you can learn the traditional Sanuki confectionery making process hands-on, using wooden molds to create the unique shapes of Japanese confectionery called Wasanbon. Carving the wooden molds, which usually take the form of natural objects such as a maple leaf, is itself a traditional craft – the technique of using wooden molds to make the sweets 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.

At the end of the workshop you will not only have beautiful wagashi (Japanese confectionery) to take home and eat, but also insight into this traditional industry of Kagawa.


Tokyo (Narita) to Mamehana, Takamatsu

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 25 min

      From 5,400

    2. Takamatsu Airport

      • Bus

      40 min

      800 yen

    3. Takamatsu Station

      10 min

      300 yen

    4. Ritsurin Station

      • Walk

      10 min

    5. Mamehana

      1-9-13 Hanazono-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture

      Wasanbon or Nerikiri making 1,000 yen each (both for 2,000 yen) (as of March, 2018)

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.

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