Traditional Gold Leaf Plating Folding Fan in Hiroshima

At the Rekiseisha factory, rebuilt around a chimney that survived the bombing of Hiroshima, learn about their foil application techniques and make your own gilded fan.

This experience takes place at a factory that started as a sword dealer over 100 years ago and is now the largest producer of gilding paper in Japan.
History permeates the very walls of the factory that was rebuilt with scrap wood that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Experiment with a patented technology that has found new life in modern interior design by using gold leaf to gild your very own fan.
Learn from the factory’s craftsmen and create a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Hiroshima, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Art Classes




At the Rekiseisha factory, rebuilt around a chimney that survived the bombing of Hiroshima, learn about their foil application techniques and make your own gilded fan.

This experience takes place at a factory that started as a sword dealer over 100 years ago and is now the largest producer of gilding paper in Japan.
History permeates the very walls of the factory that was rebuilt with scrap wood that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Experiment with a patented technology that has found new life in modern interior design by using gold leaf to gild your very own fan.
Learn from the factory’s craftsmen and create a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip.

Itinerary

This tour will take you to the factory that produces kingami, traditional Japanese gold leaf paper. We will also visit the chimney that survived the atomic bombing as well as other historic post-war parts of the factory. Lose yourself in a world of fantasy as you watch artisans create innovative gold and silver leaf papers that suit modern sensibilities all while protecting the traditional crafting methods of gilding. Afterward, join a lesson from one of the craftsmen where they will teach you how to gild your own fan.

Meet at the head office of Rekiseisha. There will be an introduction to the history of Rekiseisha before a visit to the factory, a building that was damaged during the bombing of Hiroshima.
Make your own gilded fan constructed with Japanese washi paper.
After finishing the fans, there will be time for a Q&A session, followed by a tour of the showroom.

Stop At:

• Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Chugoku