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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.
All year round (on the 1st and 5th Saturdays, otherwise, please consult in advance for a different time)
1.5 ~ 2 hours
Number of Participants
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 copper plate.
Meeting Place: Factory in Tazen Oroshimachi Remodeling Bldg.
(* May be held at Copper Studio ZENH in Tazen Ichibancho Main Store)
Item You Can Make: 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 3 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 email@example.com Once you receive a return email confirmation, your reservation is complete.
|Experience Program Name||Akagane Copper Workshop|
|Activity Location||Inside Tazen Co., Ltd. Oroshimachi Reform Bldg. Factory|
|Time Required||1.5 ~ 2 hours|
|Operation Period||All year round (on the 1st and 5th Saturdays, otherwise, please consult in advance for a different time)|
|Start Time||① 10:00 ②13:00 ③ 15:00|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||3people|
|Reservation Deadline||7 days before by 17:00|
|Important notes regarding participation||Please wear clothes that are easy to move in.|
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, materials fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||If you must cancel or change your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible.|
|Meeting Spot||1−19, 3-Chome, Oroshimachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi 984-0015|
|Meeting Time||Please come by the start of the experience.|
|Access||12-minute walk from Oroshimachi subway station (Tozai Line)|
|About Guides and Tours||The experience will be led by a copper artisan from our company.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Tazen Co., Ltd.
Since long ago, copper has been called "Akagane". At the Akagane Workshop, you will see and touch copper, which you rarely have the opportunity to come into contact with in daily life. We hope you will come to understand the transformation…
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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.