Day Tour into Japanese Instruments and Chopsticks Making
Service provided by TABICA
SummaryExperience Japanese craftsmanship first hand! You'll learn about Japanese woodworking and traditional instruments and even get to make your own chopsticks.
This tour will take you into the world of Japanese woodworking, learning about chopsticks, plus the Shamisen, and other traditional Japanese instruments. Why chopsticks? In Japan, learning to make chopsticks is the first step in training to craft a musical instrument. You may have heard or even seen Japanese instruments before, but with this trip you’ll take an up close look at how they’re produced by the hands of professional artisans.
CategoryCulture and Crafts
Age rangeAny age
Experience Time2.5 hours (14:00-16:30)
Availability03/23/2017 - 12/31/2017
Maximum number of participants6
Minimum number of participants1Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met.Accompanied infants participate for free.
Catch a glimpse of the world of ShamisenHi, I’m Mukoyama. I started being passionate about the Shamisen and the traditional Japanese music when I was very young and now, making them has been my speciality for many years. In order to train in the art of bending and straightening, cutting and handling delicate pieces of wood it is customary to make chopsticks. Would you like to try to make some together ?
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
Included in the Price
- Hand made Chopsticks
Things to bring / NoteCasual clothes (or clothing you don't mind getting dirty)
Since we use special wood called Koki (Rose wood), the cloth might get the color from the material.
14:00 Arrive at Mukouyama Instrument Shop; Introduction of the host
14:15 Begin chopstick making while hearing introduction to Shamisen and Koto, including stories of their musical history and traditional instrument craftsmanship
16:00 Finishing touch on the chopstick