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.
Learn copper engraving under the steady instruction of one of Iiyama City's master craftsmen.
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.
- Hours :
- Date(s) :
- Closed Mondays and around New Years.
- Cost / Price of Admission :
- Copper bookmark 1,500, ring 2,000, necklace 4,000
- 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 :
- Foreign Languages :
- English (English instruction sheet provided.)
- Luggage Storage :
Instruction in Japanese with lots of body language. Groups are requested to bring an interpreter.
tel : +81(0)269-62-3133 いいやま観光局（ Iiyama Tourism Assoc. ） Official site
- 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.)
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