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unamuno Jun 23, 2009 11:09 PM

Does anyone know if there is anywhere that has high end wagashi in the area

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  1. Allstonian RE: unamuno Jun 24, 2009 08:48 AM

    I believe the nearest place is NYC.

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      unamuno RE: Allstonian Jun 24, 2009 09:34 PM

      Do you mean Minamoto Kitchoan?

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        StriperGuy RE: unamuno Jun 25, 2009 06:33 AM

        I love Minamoto Kitchen.

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      another_adam RE: unamuno Jun 26, 2009 05:22 AM

      Yeah, I believe Minamoto Kitchoan is the closest (or at least it was when I was on a similar quest a while back...)

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        robertlf RE: another_adam Jan 3, 2010 03:48 PM

        I think that's the best you can find. The main location is in Rockefeller Center. They have another smaller one at Mitsuwa in NJ. Toraya had them but they closed down years ago.

        Sometimes Aso-sensei at Kaji Aso studio in the South End will offer wagashi at the tea ceremony. At least he did the one time I went - but he was freshly returned from a visit to Japan.

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          elcaminogirl RE: robertlf Jan 4, 2010 12:46 PM

          Aso-sensei passed away several years ago, but the tea ceremony continues.

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            robertlf RE: elcaminogirl Jan 4, 2010 06:17 PM

            I had no idea. It must have been 10 years since I had tea with him. I just read his obit.

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