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.
ここは職人の町。この建物も建具屋の工房でした。築五十年の時の流れを感じ、あたらしさも感じるデザイン。いたるところに建具屋のエッセンスを散りばめました。さらに彫刻家田中孝明の作品を展示。木の香りを感じ、職人のしごとに触れる宿。井波らしさを感じられます。

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.

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Schedule


9:00

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

9:15

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

9:30

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

10:30

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

11:00

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

11:45

Apply a coating of natural beeswax to protect the wood.

12:00

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

Notice


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