Have Creative Fun Making Traditional Japanese Castings and Lacquerware
- Region :
- Hokuriku Shinetsu
- City :
Have an extraordinary time getting a first-hand experience in traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Try creating your own original masterpiece with casted metal or lacquerware for an unforgettable keepsake based on ages-old techniques. Since it’s hosted by the Takaoka Regional Industrial Center which promotes Toyama Prefecture’s regional crafts and industries, you can count on expert advice and a helping hand in your casting and lacquerware making adventure.
- Feature 01
Experience the techniques of Takaoka’s traditional crafts
- Feature 02
Number of participants: up to 40
- Feature 03
Castings: A method of “green sand casting” that is often used in the traditional Takaoka copperware casting industry is used to make castings using tin.
- Feature 04
Lacquerware: Make original accessories using gold or silver powder sprinkled on lacquer called Maki-e, and decorative lacquerware using shells such as mother-of-pearl and abalone called “Raden”.
- Feature 05
Hosted by Takaoka Regional Industrial Center which opened in 1983 and has been actively involved in facilitating museums and showrooms as well as offering people hands-on experiences in casting and lacquerware making.
- Feature 06
Only in 2020! Applying via the internet and get a special paper balloon, which was once distributed by household medicine deliveryman of Toyama Prefecture.
- Tour Dates
From January 4, 2020 onward
The center is closed on Tuesdays.
- Conditions of application
Make pre-reservation at least two weeks prior to the requested date of tour.
Apply by two days prior to the requested date of hands-on experience.
Instructors only speak in Japanese.