Experience

Wood carving spoon

Craft

This workshop will connect you to the chance to learn
the simple art of Inami wooden spoon making with a local professional craftsman who will guide you step by step.
You are welcome to join even if you are a beginner who has never held a sculpture knife before.

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木彫りのスプーン
をつくろう

木彫刻

職人の工房で直接指導を受けながら自分だけのオリジナルスプーンを制作。好きな形を型どって、井波彫刻の技法をつかってつくります。彫刻刀を持ったことのない初心者の方もご安心ください。

 
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Japanese lacquer chopsticks

Craft

This workshop will introduce you to the world of Japanese Urushi (lacquer).
Most of the work here is to polish the lacquer, which is the most important step of the process.
It’s a rare experience to be able to work with an Urushi master, so be sure to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!

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漆の箸をつくろう

漆芸家の工房で日本伝統の色、色漆を練り上げるところから体験できます。体験のほとんどは練り上げの作業ですが、最も大事な工程です。最後にデザインをして箸に漆を塗り上げます。

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Wood carving coaster

Craft

This workshop will offer you the great opportunity to create your own wooden coaster
taught by a local Buddhist sculptor at his studio.
Lotus flowers have long been used as a symbol of Buddhism,
especially for the pedestals of Buddha statues,thus carving a lotus flower is a basic technique for Buddhist sculptors.

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木彫りの豆皿
をつくろう

木彫刻

仏師の工房で、直接指導を受けながら自分だけのオリジナル豆皿が制作。蓮の花は仏教の象徴的な花として仏像の台座に使われてきました。仏師にとって基本ともいえる蓮の花をかたどった、木の豆皿を作成します。

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Bicycle tour through the world of woodworking

Tour

Inami is well-known as the best wood carving town in Japan,
and many artisanal masters involved in wood and woodcarving live around the area.
On this course, you are invited to cycle around the town and interact with the local masters of wood,
including the rare and precious wood supplier who is an absolute connoisseur of wood,
a shop specializing in carving tools, and the studio of a contemporary woodcarver.
”Experiences” are interwoven into the tour along the way to make you feel like a real artisan yourself.

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Reservation

1. Inquiry


【If you have not booked a villa yet】
On our stay booking page, you will be asked to add one of our workshops as an option. 

【If you have booked a villa on Booking.com or Expedia】
Please contact us by email no later than 10 days before arrival.

2. Reply


We will ask the artisan’s schedule. If the class is available, we will prodive you details.

3. Confirmation


Once you confirm your reservation, any change or cancellation is not allowed in order to save artisan’s time for creation.

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