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Lacquering Chopsticks Experience at Akiu Traditional Crafts Village

Have fun working with your hands and experience the joy of traditional Japanese crafts!

Operation Period

All Year Round. (Note: Closed Dec-Mar Sundays and the 3rd Monday of every month)

Time Required

About 40 minutes (for 2-3 participants)

Number of Participants



1,500 JPY– (tax included)

Cut the length of the chopsticks and smooth the chopsticks with sandpaper. Color your chopsticks with persimmon juice and apply the lacquer. You have 3 color choices to finish the chopsticks: black, vermilion, or natural (original color of lacquer). Even beginners can easily enjoy this experience as professional craftsmen carefully explain the process.

By making your own lacquered chopsticks, we hope you are able to experience the joy of handicrafts and at the same time understand the “importance of something authentic.” We also hope that this experience will give you a glimpse into the characteristics of traditional Japanese crafts with a long history and expand your mind to include a new perspective.

In this experience we hope you will come to understand the value of something real, and realize how having quality, handmade objects can enrich your daily life.

Experience Program NameLacquering Chopsticks Experience at Akiu Traditional Crafts Village
Activity LocationSendai Tansu Kumanodou Workshop
Time RequiredAbout 40 minutes (for 2-3 participants)
Operation PeriodAll Year Round. (Note: Closed Dec-Mar Sundays and the 3rd Monday of every month)
Start TimeAnytime during business hours (9:00-16:00)
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants50people
Reservation Deadline1 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participationYou may get a rash from the lacquer. The degree varies according to the individual.
Lacquering Chopsticks Experience1,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceMaterials fee and experience fee.
What is not included in the priceShipping fee (If you are unable to pick-up the following day, please pay for shipping).
Remarks regarding priceIn order for the lacquer to dry, you are unable to bring home your chopsticks the same day.
Method of PaymentPay in cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIf it is unavoidable, please contact us in advance.
Cancellation PolicyThere is no cancellation fee.
Meeting Spot54-24 Uehara, Yumoto, Akiumachi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0241
Meeting TimeAnytime during business hours (9:00-16:00)
Access--By Public Transportation--
・Board the Miyagi Kotsu bus heading towards “Akiu Onsen Yumoto” at the #8 bus pool in front of the west side of Sendai Station. Then walk 15 minutes.
・Board the bus heading towards “Akiu Traditional Crafts Village” at the Aoba-dori Avenue bus stop (operated by Takeya Kotsu) *Reservation required only during winter season. Phone: 0224-86-5525

--By Car--
・About 40 minutes from the center of Sendai via Prefectural Road 286, or 30 minutes by using Sendai Nishi Road.
・About 15 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Sendai Minami IC.
Free parking available for 20 cars.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese