Experience lacquering a tray while learning about Echizen lacquerware from experienced craftsman

Experience lacquering a tray while learning about Echizen lacquerware from experienced craftsman

Kinkori Shikkiten is a lacquering workshop run by a pair of brothers in Kawada. Receive direct instruction from the elder brother, Masataka Kinkori, and create a beautifully lacquered wooden tray. Mr. Kinkori still approaches lacquering with a playful heart, despite his age. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of lacquerware with every person who visits the area and is a patient teacher. No question is a stupid question to him, and your time at Kinkori Shikkiten will be filled with lively conversation. Mr. Toshiro Mori is responsible for the design of the ash tray used in this experience. The design is a combination of curved edges perfect for fingertips and proportional octagons that spread from corner to corner. Mr. Mori went through many designs to find the perfect one that would let guests create an item for daily use that is practical without being harsh. The form features perfectly balanced proportions even when mistakes are made. The edges of most octagonal trays are slanted or vertical, but the edges of this try curve slightly outwards. The shape is highly difficult to produce, but master carpenter Mr. Toku Inoue was able to bring it to life.



Minimum Number of Passengers
1 person
Maximum Capacity
4 participants
Participation Restrictions
Children 10 years old or over can participate accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please be careful when participating as the lacquer may splash. Neither the operator nor the workshop will be responsible for any splashes. Be aware of this when choosing to participate.
Meeting and Exchange Areas
Kinkori Shikkiten
19-8 Kawada, Sabae, Fukui Prefecture
Open Period
Closed Period
See the website
Meeting Times and Business Hours
Reservations taken up to 10 minutes in advance
Required Time Around
1 hour
Provision of Meals
Meals are not provided
Open to meal requests
No answer as no meals are included
Universal accessibility
Not accessible (due to unpaved roads)
The tour may be canceled if the minimum number of participants is not reached or if weather conditions prevent the tour from taking place. If that is the case, our company will contact you the day before the event. In such instances, no refunds will be provided.
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