Make Replica Food Art

Tokyo, Japan

Experience hosted by Mika

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese

What you'll do

Sampuru (sample food) is plastic food that is seen on display in restaurants throughout Japan. It's durable, looks realistic, and makes for a unique and inventive souvenir. I am a certified instructor of Fake Food Art. I'll teach you how to mold resin to create a sample that looks so good you'll want to eat it. In this work shop, you can create 4pieces of Sushi magnets or another Japanese delicacy.

If you would like to join a class for a team building, I will arrange the class for you. Please feel free to ask me. You can share a great memory with your coworkers !!
Sampuru (sample food) is plastic food that is seen on display in restaurants throughout Japan. It's durable, looks realistic, and makes for a unique and inventive souvenir. I am a certified instructor of Fake Food Art. I'll teach you how to mold resin to create a sample that looks so good you'll want to eat it. In this work shop, you can create 4pieces of Sushi magnets or another Japanese delicacy.

If you would like to join a class…

What's included

  • Drinks
    one drink
  • Equipment
    Materials

Accessibility

Mobility / physical

Mainly flat or leveled ground
Refrigerator

Sensory

Break times
Minimal / no line

Meet your Host, Mika

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 223 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a national licensed guide and a certified fakefood art instructor who is passionate about this century-old art. I started learning to make fake food art in 2015, and received my license in 2016. In 2017, I started teaching fake food art at workshops, events, parties, and so on.

Interviewed by a newspaper, The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun,
Piti Koshimura on Japan Travel,
https://en.japantravel.com/tokyo/food-samples-workshop-in-tokyo/40610
China Daily @girlcityvideo,
https://youtu.be/PSoh3ZOwbFA
and a magagine, Hong Kong Walker.
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Where you'll be

We will meet in Iriya, the birthplace of Fakefood.
The workshop place is a minute walk from Iriya station on the Hibiya Line and 20 minute walk from Asakusa.
Kappabashi, or Kitcen Town is located about 10 minute walk from the workshop.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 223 reviews.

Ian
March 2020
This was an incredible experience! The time allotted was just perfect. Enough to allow you to slow down and focus on the art, but not too much that it would take your whole day. Mika was fun and relaxed, so it was comfortable and yet still productive! I would recommend this to anyone! Even if you're not into art, it's a great new thing to try!
Eunsan
February 2020
I've always wanted to take a sample food making class so I was so happy to find this experience on AirBnB. Mika is wonderful; very friendly, communicative, and knowledgeable in her field. She makes the process easy to follow step by step. I wanted to make magnets out of the sushi pieces so she gave me magnets I can attach to the pieces. You can find fake food magnets in souvenir shops all around Japan but none of them look as good as the ones I made with Mika!
Carmen
February 2020
Mika-san was a lovely and fun teacher. Thoroughly enjoyable experience, especially if you are hoping to do something kawaii and different in Tokyo!
Zach
February 2020
Fun, interesting, & relaxing. After a few days as first time tourists in Japan, we took a few hours to make game sushi with Mika and it was even more fun than we imagined! She is a wonderful host, very friendly and warm. We hope to come back to Tokyo, and if we do we'll do this again as well.
Alecia
January 2020
Mika was the most friendly and helpful person we encountered during our trip. We had a great time getting to know her and left with some souvenirs that we proudly made ourselves! It was a very relaxing and informative experience and Mika's instructions resulted in some very professional looking fake food. She took pictures of us at work and sent them to me afterwards. Mika also made a call on our behalf to an omurice restaurant to check if they were open after I asked for her omurice restaurant recommendations. Overall, we highly recommend this experience!
Bill
January 2020
Amazing class. Mika offered a wonderful experience throughout the entire process: before, during and after the class. She is really nice and care about details. The class was inspiring.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.