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Tamamushi Lacquerware Postcard with Maki-e (gold/silver powder) Decorating Experience

Experience making your own postcard or New Year's card on lacquerware inside our "Tamamushi Lacquerware" showroom. You can bring home your original postcard the same day. Make an original creation using a traditional technique as a souvenir or special gift!

Operation Period

All year round on Wednesdays/Saturdays

Time Required

About 90 minutes.

Number of Participants



2,200 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

The experience program we offer allows you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of "Tamamushi-nuri" (Tamamushi Lacquerware). Tamamushi is a traditional craft designated by Miyagi Prefecture. You can experience the process maki-e (decorating with gold/silver powder) using a stamp on the lacquerware together with the artisan, which is usually performed only by our staff.

Experience Flow (when putting name on lacquerware with maki-e)
1. Explanation of “Tamamushi” lacquerware history
2. Material, product description
3. Apply maki-e decoration
4. Drying
5. Put completed project in take-home box
6. Finish

During the drying time for step 5, enjoy a complimentary soft drink served in the showroom.

For beginners it is difficult to properly mix the material to make a clean finish. However, since a staff member will be working closely with you, you can have peace of mind.

*Please note that you will need to bring an apron or rent one from us for 500 yen to join this experience.

You can borrow an apron during the experience (500 yen) instead of bringing your own, so please let us know if you need one when making the reservation.

Experience Program NameTamamushi Lacquerware Postcard with Maki-e (gold/silver powder) Decorating Experience
Activity LocationTOHOKU KOGEI showroom
Time RequiredAbout 90 minutes.
Operation PeriodAll year round on Wednesdays/Saturdays
Start Time13:30-17:00
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants5people
Reservation Deadline14 days before by 12:00
About suspension of the activityThe experience program may be canceled due to a natural disaster. We will inform you whether or not it will be held by the day before.
If it is determined to cancel the experience due to such circumstances, the host company will contact you.
Important notes regarding participationThose under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.
Basic Plan A: 2 postcards2,200 JPY (Tax included)
1 additional postcard【ex. 5 cards: 2,200 yen (Basic Plan A) + 1,650 yen (3 cards) = 3,850 yen】550 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee, instruction fee, consumption tax.
What is not included in the priceStamps for postcards are not included. Bring your own apron or rent one from us (500 yen).
Method of PaymentPlease pay at least 15 business days in advance by bank transfer or pay at the showroom.
About cancellations and changesIn case of cancellation or change of reservation, please contact us immediately.
Requests for changes may not be met depending on the time and reservation situation.
Cancellation Policy・ 80% cancellation fee will be charged the day before, 100% cancellation fee will be charged on the day of the experience or if canceled without notice.
・ Cancellation after stamp production will be charged 1650 yen regardless of the number of days before the actual experience.
Special GiftYou can purchase products in the store at 10% off on the day of your visit.
Meeting SpotTOHOKU KOGEI showroom
Meeting TimePlease arrive 10 minutes before the start of the program.
Access--By Public Transportation-- 
20-minute walk from JR Sendai Station
10-minute walk from Kotodaikoen subway station (Nanboku Line)

--By Car--
30-minute drive from "Miyagi IC" on the Tohoku Expressway
There is no designated parking lot, so please use nearby paid parking.
Facility InformationRestroom (gentlemen on 3F, ladies on 2F)
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
Staff can speak simple English.