Wood Carving Spoon

Taught by Komei Tanaka

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.

Your “master”

Komei Tanaka

Wood carver

Komei Tanaka has studied wood carving under Seiji Maekawa since 1976. He established Tomoru Studio in 2008 with his wife Sanae, a lacquer artist. In 2018, Komei’s works were exhibited in Hong Kong.




Gather at the studio. Begin the morning with a friendly chat with the master artisan and other Inami


Choose a block of cherry blossom wood and design the shape of your spoon with a pencil.


Learn how to use a chisel and get started on your project.


Take a break with a cup of tea; get ready for the second half.


You will be able to see the final form gradually come into view.


Apply a coating of natural beeswax to protect the wood.


Workshop finished.

General information

  • Charge : 10,000 Yen / person
  • Capacity : 4 People (Minimum 2 people)
  • Minimum age : 15 years old or older
  • Studio Name : TOMORU STUDIO


  • Reservation is required no later than 10 days in advance.
  • Our workshop is exclusive for BnC guest.
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