Activities - Arts & Crafts

Metal Engraving with an Iiyama Master Craftsman
Washimori Kanagu : 鷲森金具

Have One of Iiyama’s Master Craftsmen Show How to Engrave Brass.

Northern Nagano


Description

Learn copper engraving under the steady instruction of one of Iiyama City's master craftsmen.


Recommendation

Iiyama City is famous for the high quality of the Butsudan's (Buddhist altars commonly found in Japanese homes) made here. The process entails the coordination of a wide variety of craftsmen, from carpenters and woodcarvers to metalsmiths and lacquer workers. As a result, many highly skilled craftsmen make their home in Iiyama. One such master craftsman, Washimori-san, is happy to share his knowledge of copper engraving with visitor from overseas.


Details

  •  15
  •  
  •  20 people
Hours :
10:00-16:00 
Date(s) :
Closed Mondays and around New Years. 
Cost / Price of Admission :
Copper bookmark 1,500, ring 2,000, necklace 4,000 
Time Required :
1.5 hours+ 
Reservations :
Required(Required minimum 1 day in advance (3 days in advance for groups). Contact the Iiyama Tourism Assoc. www.iiyama-ouendan.net) 
# of Participants :
1-20 
Foreign Languages :
English (English instruction sheet provided.) 
Luggage Storage :
Available 

Notes

Instruction in Japanese with lots of body language. Groups are requested to bring an interpreter.


Contact

tel : +81(0)269-62-3133 いいやま観光局( Iiyama Tourism Assoc. )   e-mail   Official site


Access/Location

By Train
From Iiyama Station(JR Iiyama Line), Walk north and cross the tracks to Route 97, turn left, and the workshop will be on the left. (1km, 15 min. on foot)
By Car
From Toyota-Iiyama IC,  Take Route 117 northeast, then Route 97. (8.1km, 22 min.)
Address
1439-1 Iiyama, Iiyama 389-2253

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