Recommended Reservation Available  

Lampshade Making Experience inside the Tanabata Museum!

Learn about Sendai’s famous Tanabata festival then make your own lampshade from traditional Washi Paper, a favorite of Date Masamune!

Operation Period

All year round (on Saturdays & Sundays)

Time Required

45 minutes

Number of Participants



1,500 JPY– (tax included)

【We are currently taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading the corona virus】
① Participants are required to wear facial masks.
② We strictly check temperatures of staff and require the program instructor to wear a facial mask and face shield.
③ Equipment is sanitized with alcohol spray.
④ Facilities are being ventilated.
Without Yanagiu Washi Paper, a traditional craft unique to Sendai, there would be no Tanabata Festival! Learn about the importance and characteristics of Yanagiu then make a lampshade made using the special paper. You’ll be surrounded by Tanabata festival decorations inside the Tanabata Museum, so this will be a magical hands-on and visual experience!

The lampshade is made from a kit, so children and adults can make it without too much difficulty.
Come and experience something you can only do in Sendai!

★Reservation System:
Reservation is required due to materials preparation.

★Time Schedule:
The program takes about 45 minutes. Start time is 13:00.

★Location: Tanabata Museum

★Make a reservation at the receptionist:
Reservations accepted at the information desk in the cafe on the 1st floor of the Sasakamakan. Please register 20 minutes before the start time.

※Location is subject to change.
※Elementary school students and younger must be accompanied by a guardian.

Experience the magic of the Tanabata festival and Yanagiu traditional paper through this special activity! Make sure to visit the adjacent Sasakama-kan to enjoy learning about, buying, and eating delicious sasakama fish cakes from Kanezaki!

Experience Program NameLampshade Making Experience inside the Tanabata Museum!
Activity LocationKanezaki Sasakama-kan amusement facility
Time Required45 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round (on Saturdays & Sundays)
Start Time13:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation DeadlineUntil 0:00 of that day
Tanabata Lampshade Making Experience1,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceMaterials fee, experience fee.
Method of PaymentCash, credit card, PayPay.
Meeting Spot6-65 Tsurushiromachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0001
Held inside the Tanabata Museum
Meeting TimeMake your reservation at the reception desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.
Access-By Car--
About 5 minute drive from Sendai-Tōbu Road, Sendai East IC.
OR 20-30 minute drive from JR Sendai Station.

--By Public Transportation--
Take the Tozai subway line to “Arai Station.” From there you can walk 25 minutes, or use a bus.

Board the bus bound for "Wakabayashi Gymnasium / Tobu Industrial Area" at bus stop No. 16 at the Arai Station bus pool. Alternatively, board the bus bound for "Okada/Arahama" at bus stop No. 18. In either case, depart at “Oroshi-machi Higashi 5 Chome Kita” bus stop.
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestrooms. At the Sasakama-kan building located next to the Tanabata Museum, there is a restaurant, shopping, sake bar, experience classroom and art museum.
Barrier-free AccessYes
2 wheelchairs.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
Staff can use a PockeTalk interpretation device to communicate in multiple languages.