• Kawatsura Lacquerware Traditional Craft Museum

Kawatsura Lacquerware Traditional Craft Museum

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English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

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Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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The Kawatsura Lacquerware Traditional Craft Museum is located in Yuzawa city in southern Akita prefecture.Its facilities include exhibitions, sales, and a historical museum focused on the 800-year history of the traditional craft of Kawatsura lacquerware, where you can try goldsmithing and lacquer painting for yourself. Kawatsura lacquerware is a time-honored drying method that involves grinding domestic wood and oxidising it with smoke. The smoked wood dries slowly at a low temperature, which reduces distortions caused by cracks in the wood. When the smoke components bind with the proteins in the wood, the wood is strengthened, becoming resistant to insects and rotting. The resulting products are painted with a distinctive technique called “hananuri,” which creates a beautiful, glossy piece of lacquerware.
※Advance reservations are required for the goldsmithing and lacquer painting trials.

Information

〒012-0105
Odatenakano-142-1 Kawatsuracho, Yuzawa, Akita
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0183-42-2410
Duration: 1.5 hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:00~17:00
Thursday : close
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