Chance to create an original tempura replica out of wax
Artisan masters share techniques to pulling off realism
Artistry & craftsmanship meet in an interdisciplinary craft
Merry & informal atmosphere with professional artist to help
Opportunity to purchase stunning food samples to bring home
What's included, what's not
Experience making 3 pieces of tempura food samples
Live tour commentary provided in Japanese
Written instructions in English and Chinese available
Know Before You Book
Children 7–12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
You must be aged 7 or older.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
Maximum group size is 10 people.
You will receive confirmation of your exact redemption location when you call to confirm your reservation.
What you can expect
Try your hand at creating realistic, delicious-looking food samples, learning more about this highly skilled craft. Discover the tricks for making wax and plastic food appear appetising, an essential element of marketing entrees to prospective customers in Japanese restaurants.
Travel to a food sample maker in Nagoya, riding on the Higashiyama underground line to reach the elusive workshop. Looking nearly identical to real feed, these are used to showcase cuisine in the front of restaurants in Japan. Make your own version of tempura, using wax to create a realistic texture.
Afterward, watch the master craftspeople in the workshop as they create a wide variety of food art using non-perishable elements. Be amazed at a display of intricate skill, combining techniques from several creative disciplines to pull off astounding replicas of Japanese cuisine.