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Shape & Paint Wooden Items Using a Traditional Lathe

Try shaping and painting with a lathe! Choose either a pen stand, chopsticks holder or egg stand~♪

Operation Period

Open year round.

Time Required

About 1 hour.

Number of Participants



1,000 JPY– (tax included)

First decide what you want to make: a pen stand, chopsticks holder or egg stand. Once you decided what to make, start shaping it while using the spinning lathe. There is no need to worry as the professional craftsman will be assisting you the whole time. Grind away the wood, then polish, color, and apply a wax finishing all while using a lathe through one-on-one instruction.

You choose the color, where to paint the lines, and what pattern to make.
Make your own unique creation.

We value handmade experiences, but also meeting and interacting with visitors. Have an unforgettable time by making a handmade creation and spending time with Wagatsuma Sensei. Whether children or adults, all guests are sure to have a fun time visiting.

Experience Program NameShape & Paint Wooden Items Using a Traditional Lathe
Activity LocationInside Wagatsuma Kokeshi at Akiu Traditional Crafts Village
Time RequiredAbout 1 hour.
Operation PeriodOpen year round.
Start Time9:00-17:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants30people
Paint Using a Traditional Lathe1,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee.
Method of PaymentPay in cash on the day.
Cancellation PolicyNo cancellation fee is charged.
Meeting Spot54-31 Uehara, Yumoto, Akiu-machi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0241
Meeting TimePlease arrive 10 minutes before your reservation time.
Access--By Public Transportation--
(Bus) Take the “Kawasaki-machi” line from the bus stop 63 at Sendai Station (about 40 minutes) → Get off at “Akiu Kogei no Sato” → 0 minute walk. (Takeya Kotsu Transportation TEL: 0224-86-5525).

--By Car--
・30 minutes from Sendai city center via Route 48 (Sendai-Seibu Road) and Prefectural Route 132.
・15 minutes from Tohoku Expressway Sendai Minami IC.
Room for about 20 cars, shared with Akiu Traditional Crafts Village.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese