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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

1.5 ~ 2 hours

Number of Participants

1〜3people

Price

5,500 JPY– (tax included)


"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 manufacturing 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 cup or accessory from a copper plate with a diameter of about 10 cm (3.94in).

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

Items You Can Make: cup, dish or square plate
(Use hammers to shape a round copper plate with a diameter of about 10 cm or a square copper plate with a diameter of 12 cm. You can take the finished product home.)

Fee: 5,500 yen (tax included)

Capacity: Limited to 1 group at a time (1 to 2 people, then rotate)

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 akagane@tazen.co.jp 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 Required1.5 ~ 2 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time【Morning Session】10:00【Afternoon Session】14:00
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.
Price
1 Participant5,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee.
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
Meeting TimePlease come by the start of the experience.
Access12-minute walk from Oroshimachi subway station (Tozai Line)
ParkingYes
Free.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursThe experience will be led by a copper artisan from our company.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English