Hanami dango is a popular Japanese sweet enjoyed during the cherry blossom viewing (Hanami ) in Japan. They are sweet mochi rice dumplings on a skewer, and each of them has a different color – pink is used to symbolize cherry blossoms, white represents the remaining snow of the past winter, and green is used as a herald of spring, representing the color of young grass.
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about Hanami in Japan and how to make Hanami dango with a microwave! You will be surprised how easy you can enjoy Japanese sweets at home.
* Ingredients and cooking utensils will be provided.
Children/K-12 Students: FREE
Members (adult): $3 | Non-Members (adult): $5
Natsuyo Taniyasu GEN-J Facilitator, Grassroots Exchange Programs
A native of Hiroshima, Natsuyo Taniyasu joined the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth staff as a Cultural Exchange Facilitator as part of the GEN-J Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan program to strengthen networks between local communities and companies. Before moving to Dallas, Natsuyo taught Japanese language at a public high school in Vietnam, served as an administrative assistant in the public relations department at Agricultural Cooperative, and worked in the Student Affairs Office at Hijiyama University in Hiroshima.