This is an announcement, particularly to the people who live in London.
From this April you can enjoy Sakura Junction’s sweet served with tasty Japanese tea in a beautifully Japanese surrounding. This special venue is a Japanese Kimono shop Wasoukan which is located in the Notting Hill area just off Portobello Road. It is a continuation of the Portobello Market that is very popular to many tourists especially on Saturday.
This shop is a branch of a Kimono shop from Japan so everything there is genuinly Japanese. Although the shop is a Kimono Japanese clothing shop, there is a counter style cafe at the front of the shop and they serve great selections of Japanese tea including organic Matcha, Sencha, Houjicha, Genmaicha and Mugicha. They are particularly specialised in Matcha Green Tea and the staff serves Matcha tea in a professional Tea Ceremony style in front of the customer.
They have been looking for someone who makes sweets for them. They heard about me and asked me to develop and deliver 2-3 different types of traditional Japanese sweets monthly. Although I have been making Japanese Sweets and selling them occasionally in a seasonal market for a several years this is very different. It is the first time that my sweets are going to be served to a customer in a cafe.
In their cafe sweets and tea are served in the most beautifully Japanese way with great care. I love their concept of offering a traditional Japanese sweet and tea in a special environment and manner. The customers enjoy their time and space as well as what they eat and drink.
This sign is placed outside of the shop during April. Have you noticed? Yes, they are my sweets on the board!!
I believe Wasoukan is probably the “ONLY” space in London that serves fresh type Japanese sweet ‘Nama-gashi’. I hope many people will visit this shop to taste and enjoy real Japanese sweets and tea in a unique traditional Japanese environment.
I will introduce you my sweets you can have in the shop in the following post. 😀
293 Westbourne Grove, London