Leaf KYOTO Delivered by Leaf, a local information magazine!


  • LINE
  • FaceBook
  • twitter
Japanese confectionery festival in Mibu Temple / Yoshinaga Kameya

Confectionery to be made at the "Children's Japanese Confectionery Making Experience" by KAMEYA RYOCHO

"Kyoto Wagashi no Kai" 20th anniversary event, two days full of Japanese sweets "Wagashi Ennichi in Mibu-dera" / Mibu-dera

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023
Mibu-ji Temple

The "Kyoto Wagashi-no-kai" (presided over by Noriko Nakagawa, a renowned woodworker and wagashi lover), which was established to promote the excellence of wagashi and ancient architecture in Kyoto, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a two-day event at Mibudera Temple on June 10 (Sat.) and 11 (Sun.), 2023. The event will bring together famous confectionery, tea, sundry goods, and book stores that have participated in events held once or twice a year in various locations! The event is a great opportunity for the whole family to become familiar with Japanese confectionaries, as there will be talks about confectionaries and children can try their hand at making their own.
As a bonus for coming to the event, flyers will be distributed to visitors, allowing them to reserve special snacks at each store only during the month of June (until they are gone).

Scheduled stalls (in alphabetical order)
Kasho Ayumu, Izutsu Yatsuhashi, Amato-chaya Umezono, Kagizen Ryobo, Kameya Ryochou, Kameya Ryonaga, Kyoto Tsuruya, Shiohoken, Shogoin Yatsuhashi, Senbon Tamajuken, Senbon Meiki Shokai, Tankosha, Tsuruya Yoshinobu, Miyakushoan, nikiniki, Nijo Wakasaya, Funaya Akizuki, Marukyu Koyamaen, Mikimeto, Wazukamachi
*Sweets sold only at this fair and sweets from the 20th anniversary collaboration project are also available.

Schedule of Lectures and Roundtable Discussions
Saturday, June 10, 2023
10:00 Lecture "Beauty and Design of Wagashi" by Keiko Nakayama (Toraya Bunko)
13:00 Round-table discussion "Looking back on 20 years of the Kyoto Wagashi Association" Wagashi store owner & Noriko Nakagawa
Yoshiya Imanishi (Kagizen Ryobo), Kanako Suzuka (Shogoin Hachitsubashi, nikiniki), Keita Takaya (Shioyoken)
15:00 Conversation "The Bottom Power of Kyoto Confectionery" by Munehiro Suzuki (Professor of Urasenke, Japanese confectionery researcher) and Noriko Nakagawa
11:00 & 13:00 each "Children's Wagashi Making Experience" Instructor: Kameya Ryouchou

Sunday, June 11, 2023
10:00 Lecture "Wagashi to hand down" by Chikara Hata (Wagashi buyer at Takashimaya)
13:00 Roundtable Discussion "Wagashi and Craft/Design" Craft/Design x Noriko Nakagawa
Yuki Senda (Karacho), Shuji Nakagawa (Nakagawa Wood Works), Masaaki Nenoki (Professor, Department of Information Design, Faculty of Art, Kyoto University of Art)
15:00 Roundtable Discussion "Wagashi Now and in the Future" Keiko Nakayama x Chikara Hata x Noriko Nakagawa
11:00 & 13:00 each "Children's Wagashi Making Experience" Instructor: Kameya Ryouchou

Fees and application
Lecture, dialogue, discussion and hands-on experience of making Japanese sweets for children Lecturer: Kameya Ryoucho .
Participation fee/1,000 yen per lecture
Application and Inquiries / Senbon Meiboku Shokai (Contact: Nakagawa, Yoshida) TEL: 075-841-3522, MAIL: meiboku@kyoto-suya.co.jp

Wagashi Making Experience for Children
Participation fee/1,000 yen per session
How to participate/websiteApply from *May 25 (Thursday) 9:00 - first-come-first-served basis
Participation target: Children (elementary school students and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Inquiries/Kyoto Traditional Industry Center TEL: 075-762-2690, MAIL: foundation@miyakomesse.jp

Wagashi Fair in Mibudera Temple

  • My Life in Japan in Mibudera
  • Mibu-ji Temple
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023 10:00 - 16:00
  • Admission free (admission fee and reservation required for lectures, discussions, round-table talks and children's wagashi making experience)
  • TEL: 075-841-3522 (Senbon Meiboku Shokai Co., Ltd.: Contact: Nakagawa, Yoshida)
  • 31 Mibu-Nashinomiya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 10 minutes walk from Hankyu "Omiya" station
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


Feature articleFeature article

Featured eventFeatured event


Site guide