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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!
All Year Round. (Note: Closed Dec-Mar Sundays and the 3rd Monday of every month)
About 40 minutes (for 2-3 participants)
Number of Participants
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.
|Experience Program Name||Lacquering Chopsticks Experience at Akiu Traditional Crafts Village|
|Activity Location||Sendai Tansu Kumanodou Workshop|
|Time Required||About 40 minutes (for 2-3 participants)|
|Operation Period||All Year Round. (Note: Closed Dec-Mar Sundays and the 3rd Monday of every month)|
|Start Time||Anytime during business hours (9:00-16:00)|
|Minimum number of participants||2people|
|Maximum number of participants||50people|
|Reservation Deadline||1 days before by 17:00|
|Important notes regarding participation||You may get a rash from the lacquer. The degree varies according to the individual.|
|What is included in the price||Materials fee and experience fee.|
|What is not included in the price||Shipping fee (If you are unable to pick-up the following day, please pay for shipping).|
|Remarks regarding price||In order for the lacquer to dry, you are unable to bring home your chopsticks the same day.|
|Method of Payment||Pay in cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||If it is unavoidable, please contact us in advance.|
|Cancellation Policy||There is no cancellation fee.|
|Meeting Spot||54-24 Uehara, Yumoto, Akiumachi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0241|
|Meeting Time||Anytime 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
・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.
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
Sendai Tansu Kumanodou Workshop
At Sendai Tansu Kumanodou Workshop we have created the “Kumanodou Lacquer Classroom” for those who want to learn how to make lacquerware as a hobby. Additionally, we offer a “Lacquering Chopsticks Experience” where visitors can easily expe…
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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.