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Akagane Copper Workshop

In Japan, "copper" was once called "akagane". For over 400 years, Tazen's akagane copper developed along with Sendai's castle town. Experience touching and shaping raw copper with your own hands to understand its appeal.

Operation Period

All year round

Time Required

60 minutes or 120 minutes

Number of Participants



5,500 JPY– (tax included)

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"Sendai Akagane"
In Japan, "copper" was once called "akagane" and it was handled as a sacred metal. Even in Sendai, the techniques of an "Onakaganeshi" (master coppersmith), who was appointed by Sendai City founder Date Masamune, have been preserved and passed down for more than 420 years.

◎ Akagane Workshop
Copper goods have been manufactured and used in daily life for centuries in Sendai. When you experience touching and shaping copper with your own hands, you’ll be able to understand its charm on a deeper level.

At this workshop, our coppersmith will explain the characteristics and history of copper, and then you can experience making an original copper plate.

Meeting Place: Factory in Tazen Oroshimachi Reform Bldg.
(* May be held at Copper Studio ZENH in Tazen Ichibancho Main Store)

・Item You Can Make: square plate
(Hammer a 9cm copper plate to create a hammered pattern. You can take the finished product home.)
Fee: 5,500 yen (tax included)

・Item You Can Make: sake cup
(A sake cup is made by hammering a 9cm circular copper plate. The working time is approximately 2 hours.)
Fee:11,000 yen (tax included)
(*If an interpreter is required, an additional fee will be charged)
Capacity: Limited to 1 group at a time (1 to 3 people, then rotate)
We also hold workshops for making sake cups.
(*Experience fees vary.)
Send an email titled "Workshop Reservation" and specify the name, address, phone number, etc. of all the participants in the message. Please send an email to Once you receive a return email confirmation, your reservation is complete.

Before the castle town of Sendai was constructed, Zenzo, the founder of Tazen, came to Sendai from Osaka after his coppersmith expertise was discovered by Date Masamune. Through this akagane workshop, we would like to convey the history of Tazen, which has been closely linked to the development of the city and people's lives for more than 420 years, and expresses the attraction of working with copper.

Experience Program NameAkagane Copper Workshop
Activity LocationInside Tazen Co., Ltd. Oroshimachi Reform Bldg. Factory
Time Required60 minutes or 120 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start Time① 10:00 ②13:00 ③ 15:00 (Please consult in advance for a different time)
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants3people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participationPlease wear clothes that are easy to move in.
Experiencing the production of hammered copper flatware*Materials will be charged separately.5,500 JPY (Tax included)
Experience creating a copper sake cup *Materials will be charged separately.11,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee.
What is not included in the priceMaterial cost : 1,650 yen (tax included)
If you need an interpreter, there will be an extra charge.
Method of PaymentPlease pay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIf you must cancel or change your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible.
Meeting Spot1−19, 3-Chome, Oroshimachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi 984-0015
[Copper Studio ZENH in Tazen Ichibancho Main Store] 12-40,1-Chome, Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi 980-0811
Meeting TimePlease come by the start of the experience.
Access[Inside Tazen Co., Ltd. Oroshimachi Reform Bldg. Factory] 12-minute walk from Oroshimachi Subway Station (Tozai Line)
[Copper Studio ZENH in Tazen Ichibancho Main Store] 6-minute walk from Aobadoriichibancho Subway Station (Tozai Line).
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursThe experience will be led by a copper artisan from our company.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Traditional)