Visit a Buddhist altar workshop and experience the traditional craft – Inoue Butsudan

Visit a Buddhist altar workshop and experience the traditional craft – Inoue Butsudan

【Name of facility】
Inoue Butsudan

【Introduction, descriptions, and contents of activities】
A Butsudan (a Japanese Buddhist altar) is an intricate object of wood, lacquer, metalwork and gold-leaf that is assembled through the cooperation of seven different craftsmen, each working in his particular area of expertise, and a finely made butsudan is considered to express the pinnacle of Japanese craftsmanship. Inoue Butsudan allows visitors to observe the Butsudan workshop and the numerous complex tasks required in building one altar. Our recommended tour is observing the workshop and making Japanese traditional crafts (2 hours). Visitors can choose one activity from gold-leaf covering, gold lacquering, or urushi lacquering.

【Information provider】
Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

【access】
20 minutes walk from JR Hikone Station, 5 minutes by taxi from Omi Railway Hikone-serikawa Station, 10 minutes walk

【Availability in multiple languages】
Yes (incl. written materials)

【Available languages】
English, otherwise please contact the office

【Price range】
Under 3001-5000yen

【Price for adult(Unit: yen)】
1,300 -

【Included in fare】
Materials (incl. food ingredients); sightseeing; cultural experience

【Payment】
On the spot or Advance payment(Creditcard)

【Creditcard payment】
Yes

【Methods of reservation】
Reservation online by email for 2 people or more

【Methods of cancelation】
Email

【Conditions of resservation and cancelation】
Reservation required by one week before. Cancelation fees apply from 24 hours before.

【Minimum number of participants】
2

【Maximum number of participantse】
Approximately 24 people

【Conditions of participation】
Elementary students or older

【Time required】
Short day trip (Half day)

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Postal Code
522-0031
Address
50, Serinaka-machi,Hikone-shi,Shiga
Tel
+81-749-22-1587
Businesshours
10:00-18:00
Holiday
[information such as regular holidays ]
Closed on Tuesdays, year-end and new year, summer season, Golden Week
Website
http://www.craft-workshop.jp/

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