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Traditional Handicraft Experience Course

Traditional Handicraft Experiences

Get up close and personal with Japan’s history and culture! Meet authentic traditional artisans, see and learn about ancient handicrafts, then try your hand at making your own traditional Japanese souvenirs.

Ama-CityShippo-yaki Art Village

Experience Japan’s World Renown Shippo-yaki Cloisonne First Hand

See and experience traditional Japanese Shippo-yaki cloisonné at the Shippo Art Village. Masterpiece works are on display in the Fureai Museum, where you can see and learn about the craft and its history. Watch a Shippo artisan at work, and even try making your own accessories and items in the workshop area. 60, 90 and 120 minute courses are available too!

Nagoya-CityArimatsu Narumi Shibori Museum

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Museum and Tie-Dye Experience

Visit the Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Museum and view the many processes and range of designs of this nationally famous traditional tie-dyeing technique. Book in advance to experience making your own apron, handkerchief, t-shirt or towel.

Seto-CityManeki-Neko Museum

Meet Over 1,000 "Maneki-Neko" Beckoning Cats

"Maneki-neko" are cat statues often placed in Japanese businesses to welcome customers. After seeing hundreds of different kinds of these lucky cat figurines in the museum, feel inspired to paint your own in the Painting Experience Corner. There's also a cafe that follows the "maneki-neko" theme!

Toyota-CityObara Paper Art Museum (Washi-no-Furusato)

Create Your Own Colorful Japanese Washi Paper

Paper made from mulberry trees has been a tradition in the Obara region of Toyota City for more than 600 years. Learn about all the different uses for washi paper in the Washi Artwork Gallery, then make your own uchiwa fan or painting at the Art and Craft Center. Take a stroll along the nature trails, too, where there are gardens filled with plants used for paper making.

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