Currently, about 98% of the lacquer used in Japan is from foreign countries. Appi-nuri uses lacquer from Iwate, which is now extremely rare. This makes traditional craft items that emit a soft luster that is unique to Japanese lacquer. The Appi Urushi Studio is working to continue the traditional lacquer culture of Hachimantai, Iwate. Learn about the history of lacquer and its craftsmanship under the guidance of lacquer artisans at the workshop. There is an activity after the lecture where you can paint chopsticks or a plate with lacquer in the artisan’s workshop.

Painting a plate: 5,093 yen (tax included)
Painting chopsticks: 2,750 yen (tax included)

2 hours (Approx.)

Offered in: Japanese, with a little English.

Reservation for these Tours

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*Even if you send the reservation form,  the reservation is not confirmed yet. We will inform you of the decision date and time by the staff in charge within 2 business days.

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  • Painting a plate: 5,093 yen (tax included) Painting chopsticks: 2,750 yen (tax included)
  • Payment method: Cash payment in person
Activity Date:
  • January - December
No. of persons per group:
  • 1 or more people
  • Up to 20 people
Average time:
  • About 1 - 1.5 hours
Departure and ending location:
  • Appi Urushi Workshop
  • Appi Urushi Workshop
Articles included:
  • Sales tax
Not included:
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to the hotel
Age requirement:
  • 20 years and older
Take home:
  • Chopsticks or plate that you paint
Contract details:
  • Depending on availability, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of booking
  • Maximum 20 people per reservation. (Please inquire regarding a booking for more than 10 people.)
English support:
  • Basic conversational level English support available
Important points:
  1. We will do our best to carry out this service, but it may be cancelled or the schedule might change due to natural disasters, weather, or traffic problems
  2. We are not liable for any damages caused by the following reasons:
    1. When the customer does not follow the instructions and guidance of the operator accompanying the service while using the service.
    2. Changes and cancellation of this service schedule caused by natural disasters, wars, riots, government orders, etc.
    3. Loss or theft of money, goods, etc. by other customers
    4. Customer cancellation of this service due to natural disasters, weather, traffic problems, etc.
    5. Reasons based on your own intention or negligence
    6. Non-participation in trips due to delays in meeting and departure locations.
    7. Change in the schedule that occurs because the number of participants is less than the minimum number of participants.
    8. Other damages for which no gross negligence is recognized by our company.
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