Make sasa-dango, a local sweet of Niigata Prefecture(Ochanoma Kyutaro)

Knead, wrap, steam, and eat sasa-dango, a popular local sweet of Niigata Prefecture

Sasa-dango is Niigata Prefecture’s iconic sweet. It contains lots of mugwort collected in around the local satoyama area (borderland between mountains and human habitation), where an unspoilt Japanese landscape remains, and is characterized by a fragrant aroma and dark color. Mugwort rice cake prepared by mixing the ingredients is kneaded until it is soft and is then wrapped around a ball of anko (a sweet red bean paste placed inside dough, etc. to make Japanese confectionery). The dango dumpling is then covered in three bamboo leaves and tied with a long, sedge plant string. You can steam and immediately eat the sasa-dango you have made, or take them with you and steam or boil them at home.

General Information

Address
新潟県東蒲原郡阿賀町津川3501-1
Prices
¥2,000 (price includes 5 sasa-dango)
3 to 6 people/session
Opening Times
Available hours: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closures
Thursdays

Contact

Telephone Number
0254-92-5577
E-mail address
miyoko.kyutaro@gmail.com

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