“Wajima” Lacquer studio tour
Practical information about this tour:
Field tour at "Wajima" Lacquer studio
English speaking private guide
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Wajima-city, Ishikawa pref.
Price: Please contact us
Max # of people: up to 10
We can tailor tours to meet your request.
"Wajima-nuri"(Wajima laquer ware) is one of the most famous lacquer ware in Japan. It was inherited more than 500 years. There are artifacts showing lacquer was used to decorate and strengthen a shrine door from the 14th century. Some 120 separate processes are involved in the making of "Wajima-nuri" They are divided into ten different categories undertaken by different specialists. They are all done by hand and they are known that we can use the wares more than 100 years taken over generation to generation.
In this tour we will share the history, background, technique and spirit of “Wajima-nuri”. Also you have an opportunity to visit “Wajima-nuri” studio.