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Kokeshi Painting Using a Traditional Lathe

Choose your favorite kokeshi doll from various sizes and shapes, paint it and make your own original kokeshi♪ Finally, use the lathe to apply a wax finish!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

About 1 hour.

Number of Participants



500 JPY– (tax included)

Wagatsuma Kokeshi Workshop offers various sizes and shapes of mini kokeshi for painting. Choose your favorite kokeshi and paint it however you would like. There is no “correct way,” so please have fun using whichever colors and pattern you wish. Finally, together with Wagatsuma Sensei, apply the wax coating using the lathe to finish with a shiny souvenir!

* In the case of individuals, you may visit anytime without a reservation.
* For groups of 20 or more, please call in advance.

We value not only 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 NameKokeshi Painting Using a Traditional Lathe
Activity LocationInside Wagatsuma Kokeshi at Akiu Traditional Crafts Village
Time RequiredAbout 1 hour.
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time9:00-17:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants30people
Kokeshi Painting Using a Traditional Lathe500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee.
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesWe do not charge a cancellation fee.
Meeting Spot54-31 Uehara, Yumoto, Akiu-machi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken
Meeting TimeAnytime during business hours (For groups, please come 10 minutes before your reservation time)
Access--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