Kokeshi Doll Painting in Matsushima

Kokeshi are traditional crafts representative of Miyagi and the Tohoku region.

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

30 minutes

Number of Participants



1,300 JPY– (tax included)

We have different types of kokeshi dolls to paint, such as standard “6-sun” size (approximately 18 cm), pen holder kokeshi, cat-style kokeshi and more. If you are worried about making a mistake, the professional kokeshi craftsman can paint a design of your choosing.

Take home a kokeshi, the representative traditional craft of Miyagi prefecture and the entire Tohoku region. Your original design will be the only one like it in the entire world!

Experience Program NameKokeshi Doll Painting in Matsushima
Activity LocationMichinoku Date Masamune History Museum, inside “Date na Kiji-ya” craft corner.
Time Required30 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeAnytime during museum hours.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants40people
About suspension of the activityThe experience may be canceled due to reasons such as natural disasters.
Kokeshi Doll Painting 1,300 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceKokeshi, and doll painting experience.
Method of PaymentPay by cash, credit card, or electric money on the day.
Meeting Spot13-13 Fugendo, Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-0213
Meeting TimeAvailable during museum hours.
Access--By Public Transportation--
・10-minute walk from Matsushima-Kaigan Station (Senseki Line).
・15-minute walk from Matsushima Station (Tohoku Honsen Line).

--By Car--
・5-minute drive from the Sanriku Expressway, Matsushima-Kaigan IC.
・25-minute drive from Tohoku Expressway Taiwa.
・40-minute drive from Sendai.
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestroom, coin lockers.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese