Decorate a Miniature Kokeshi Doll

Select your kokeshi doll from 6 types then view the many samples to be filled with inspiration. Now it is time to create your original masterpiece!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

10 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the person.).

Number of Participants



400 JPY– (tax included)

Our “Decorating a Miniature Kokeshi Doll” experience was once limited to events and outside stores but can now be done anytime at our main store Shimanuki!

Choose your favorite shape from many kokeshi dolls and freely draw your own original kokeshi dolls using markers! We also have a “Traveling Kokeshi”, a special kokeshi doll which can be mailed through the post to anywhere in Japan (not overseas). Your own original kokeshi makes for an ideal sightseeing memory or souvenir of Sendai and the Tohoku region!

Our historical shop inside the Sendai shopping arcades sells kokeshi dolls and various crafts from Miyagi and Tohoku. Some Sendai crafts and special items sold in our shop are not sold at any other store. Besides shopping, visitors can enjoy hands-on experiences such as kokeshi doll painting or making an LED candle.

Experience Program NameDecorate a Miniature Kokeshi Doll
Activity LocationShimanuki main store
Operator NameKokeshino SHIMANUKI CO.,LTD
Telephone Number022-223-2370
Time Required10 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the person.).
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeAvailable during business hours.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants4people
About suspension of the activityThe experience may be canceled due to reasons such as natural disasters.
Decorate a Miniature Kokeshi Doll400 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceKokeshi doll, participation fee, felt pen for drawing.
What is not included in the priceAnything not listed in the included section.
Method of PaymentPay in cash or by credit card or electric money on the day.
Meeting Spot3-1-17 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0811
Meeting Time10:30-19:00 (reception closes at 18:00.)
Access--By Public Transportation--
10-minute walk from JR Sendai Station.
Charged parking available.
Facility InformationRestroom
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursExplanation by staff.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
With Pointing Phrase Sheet.