Japanese Nerikiri Art Certificate Course

  • 2 hours ⅹ 6 lesson
  • Course fee $6,800
  • Ingredients, Tools and Textbook $3,560
  • Certification Fee $1,500 (Certificate, free recipe for your own class x 3)
  • Annual Fee $300 (01/10~30/09)

 You can get the Certificate in just 2 days!

“Japanese Nerikiri Art Certificate Course” last for 12 hours. In this 12 hours, students will learn about 40 types of Nerikiri Art techniques and make 17 works.

Wagashi has a history of more than 1,000 years and is a reflection of Japanese traditional culture. The captured four seasons are perfectly presented by those cute and modern ‘Nerikiri’ art. Under the influence of Japanese exquisiteness and sensibility, it has been passed down through the long history. Therefor Wagashi can be said to be the most representative of the Japanese spirit. It is the most proud pastry of the Japanese.

In these 6 lessons, you will gain the skills necessary to become a lecturer. This course will focuses on the “nerikiri” which is one of wagashi. You will learn how to use various shaping tools to present Japanese’s colourful seasons and traditional culture.

This course is supervised by Mr.Naito Takayuki from Kineya, an old Japanese wagashi shop established in 1925. Mr Naito said that Wagashi is full of Japanese culture and the wisdom left by predecessors. Hope everyone can enjoy the fun of making Wagashi and also spread the beauty and excellence of Wagashi with JSA.

【Lesson 1】『Spring Sakura stuffing』

Spring wilderness

You will learn:

  • The basic knowledge of wagashi
  • How to Colour
  • How to stuffing
  • How to make wrapper
  • How to use triangle bar
  • External blooming technique &Skin folding method

【Lesson 2】『Summer plum stuffing』

water surface
Morning glory

You will learn:

  • How to use a round bar
  • How to use die casting
  • How to put a swirl
  • How to cut
  • How to twist gauze
  • How to gradually bloom.

【Lesson 3】『Autumn pumpkin stuffing』

Red leaf

You will learn:

  • How to make a cut
  • How to double stuffing
  • How to bloom internal and external
  • How to present the leaf veins
  • How to put the flower core
  • How to arrange triangle bar

【Lesson 4】『Winter Bean-paste stuffing』

Fuji mountain

You will learn

  • Gradient gauze twisting technique
  • Kneading technique
  • Two types of training and cutting combination

【Lesson 5】『Creation black sesame stuffing』

Four-leaf Clover

You will learn:

  • How to use scissors
  • How to make shapes using gauze torsion techniques
  • How to design a style
  • Challenge Western design style

【Lesson 6 】『Graduation works』

Combine the techniques learned in the first 5 lesson and create 2 original nerikiri.


  • Students should participant in all 6 lessons staring from lesson 1.
  • You will not get any refund after the start of the course (If you really need to change the date, please discuss with us!)
  • After passing the graduation exam, you need to register as a lecturer (Authorized registration fee $1,500 · annual membership  fee $300 ) After registration you will receive a certification from Japan Salonaise Association in 4 weeks.
  • Every new instructor will receive 3 gift recipe for your own class use and a textbook manual.