BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20111119T000000Z DTEND:20111119T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Tokyo based pastry chef Chikara Mizukami and food writer Sonoko Sakai will discuss the healthful aspects of Japanese pastries\, perspecti ves on Japanese pastries and tea\, and Japanese influence on Western pastr ies.&nbsp\;\n\nChikara Mizukami was born in Yamanashi prefecture. He comes from a family of wagashi makers. Traditionally\, it is the oldest son who inherits the business and the younger sons will pursue other careers. As the fourth son\, Mizukami initially studied accounting but realized that w agashi was his calling. Mizukami began his career as a wagashi maker in Ky oto\, where he worked at Shioyoshiken. After leaving Shioyoshiken\, Mizuka mi went to work at Kawaguchiya in Nagoya. He moved to Tokyo and opened his wagahi shop at the age of 29. His wagashi shop\, Ikkoan\, is visited by p eople from all over the world. Mizukami is passionate about Wagashi and is interested in promoting and preserving the 1400 year tradition. Mizukami has travelled to Paris\, Milan\, Barcelona and Montreal to do workshops an d lectures. This is his first two-city tour in the U.S. in Seattle and Los Angeles. He has been making wagashi for more than 30 years.\n\nFree with Museum admission. Reservations recommended to or 213.625.041 4 at least 48 hours prior.\n\n<a href="">< /a>\n<a href=""></a>\n<a href="/events/2011/11/19/3392 /"><strong>Stay &amp\; participate in the Beginners Wagashi Workshop taugh t by chef Chikara Mizukami!</strong></a>\n<em></em>\n<em>Photo by: Makoto Horiuchi\, Kazunori Kawagoshi\, Yuta Sato\, Ryusuke Nanki</em> SUMMARY:History & Culture of Japanese Pastries\, the Chocolate Alternative URL:/en/events/2011/11/19/history-culture-of-japanese-pastries-the-chocol/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR