Make your own crafts using traditional techniques

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Witness the techniques behind Tokyo’s traditional crafts—including sarasa dyed cotton, Edo Kiriko cut glass, Tokyo Shippo cloisonné enamel, and Edo furin wind bells—and create your original version.

Edo sarasa cotton dyeing (Some-no-Sato Futaba-en)

Futaba-en invites guests to use the traditional Japanese katazome dyeing technique based on 12 patterns to dye an authentic Edo sarasa cotton centerpiece.

Address

2-3-6 Kamiochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Access

4-min. walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Nakai Station; 4-min. walk from Toei Subway Nakai Station Exit A2

Charges

2,700 yen (including tax)

Time

Approx. 90 minutes (13:00–)

reservations

required

Languages

Japanese

Inquiries

03-3368-8133

URL

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/shinjuku/spot/130422.html(English)

Edo Kiriko cut glass (Sumida Edo Kiriko-kan)

The geometric patterns of Edo Kiriko cut glass are a thing of beauty. Guests of the workshop engrave these attractive traditional patterns on glass in a color of their choice.

Address

2-10-9 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Access

6-min. walk from JR / Tokyo Metro Kinshicho Statio

Charges

4,320yen~ (including materials and tax; charges vary by material)

Time

90 minutes (10:30–, 13:00–, 15:00–)

reservations

required

Languages

Japanese,English

Inquiries

03-3623-4148

URL

http://www.edokiriko.net/( External link )(Japanese)

Edo Kiriko cut glass (Edo Kiriko Ojima Aoto Studio)

Edo Kiriko is a traditional technique of carving patterns on the glass surface. Ojima offers two types of experiences—cutting a glass or a paperweight.

Address

7-25-2 Aoto, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

Access

15-min. walk from Keisei Electric Railway Aoto Station

Charges

Adults 3,000 yen / High school and middle school students (ages 13–18) 2,000 yen *Plus 500 yen for a souvenir (excluding tax)

Time

Approx. 60 minutes

reservations

required

Languages

Japanese

Inquiries

03-3690-8866

URL

http://www.edokiriko.jp/( External link )(Japnese)

Edo furin wind bells (Shinohara Maruyoshi Furin)

Guests of the workshop paint the inside of glass wind bells formed at the studio. They may also opt to participate in glassblowing and form their own furin.

Address

4-25-10 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access

Short walk from Toei Subway Shin-okachimachi Station Exit A2

Charges

ainting only 1,500 yen / Glassblowing and painting 2,000 yen (including material and tax) * Glassblowing workshop open only mid-September–November 30

Time

60 minutes (2)90 minutes

reservations

required

Languages

Japanese

Inquiries

03-3832-0227

URL

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/taito/spot/130422.html(English)

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