Use Premium Shark Skin and Traditional Lacquer to Craft a Masu Cup

【OUTLINE】
Aichi Prefecture has the largest number of temples and shrines in Japan. Would you like to feel the splendor of genuine artisanship in Aichi Prefecture? In this workshop, you can learn about history, culture, and the spirituality of Buddhism by while enjoying handicraft.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・By learning about Buddhist altars and lacquer, you may be able to see a new side of Inuyama City.
・The artisan who painted the toilet bowl in the washroom of Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace will teach you directly!
・When the special Masu made of shark skin is sharpened, a glittering pattern appears like a starry sky.
・Let’s try making your own original box.
・The lacquer artisan will guide you to a nearby temple while you drying the Masu!
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Inuyama, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Craft Classes




【OUTLINE】
Aichi Prefecture has the largest number of temples and shrines in Japan. Would you like to feel the splendor of genuine artisanship in Aichi Prefecture? In this workshop, you can learn about history, culture, and the spirituality of Buddhism by while enjoying handicraft.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・By learning about Buddhist altars and lacquer, you may be able to see a new side of Inuyama City.
・The artisan who painted the toilet bowl in the washroom of Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace will teach you directly!
・When the special Masu made of shark skin is sharpened, a glittering pattern appears like a starry sky.
・Let’s try making your own original box.
・The lacquer artisan will guide you to a nearby temple while you drying the Masu!

Itinerary

【SCHEDULE】
[10:00] First, let’s learn about the history and culture of Buddhist altars and lacquer.
[10:10] We will introduce the lacquer work Yokoi accessory collection and tools.
[10:25] We will briefly explain the flow of the experience.
[10:40] Let’s actually try to make a masu.
[11:20] We will have free time while drying the squares. Please take a walk around the castle town of Inuyama Castle or have lunch.
You can also take a walk around the temples with Mr. Yokoi.
[13:20] We will come back to the workshop and work on polishing.
You can bring the finished work back home.

【DETAILS】
Owari Buddhist Altar is a type of craft that has been produced mainly in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture since the early 17th century. Using high-quality wood from the suburbs of Owari as a material, we have developed this craft as a low-ranking samurai job.

Because Owari Buddhist Altars are made with division of labor by the craftman in each manufacturing process, the high speciality of each craftman is characteristic.

Why don’t you talk with artisans and experience the genuine traditional techniques that are inherited, and see how colorful and precise Owari Buddhist altars are made?

Stop At:

• Aichi Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu
• Inuyama, Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu
• Inuyama Castle, 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082 Aichi Prefecture