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[Sunpu Takumishuku]

Try your hand at a traditional craft, and feel like a craftsman

Sunpu Takumishuku is a facility which introduces traditional crafts which have been handed down in Shizuoka since olden times, like "Suruga takesensuji-zaiku" (a bamboo craft) and "Suruga wazome" (dyeing cloth and the like). The workshops which give visitors the chance to try a craft for themselves are particularly popular, and there is a diverse and unique menu of experiences which let people get into the craftsman mood and try their hand at things like making bamboo bug cages, dyeing handkerchiefs with indigo, putting the cords on getas (Japanese clogs) and making wooden toys. A simple piece of bamboo handicraft will take around 30 minutes to finish, and is something which children and adults alike can enjoy making.
Address 3240-1 Mariko, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-256-1521 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (July 20th to August 31st, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
* Admissions for try-it-yourself experiences are until 1 hour before closing time.
Holidays December 30th to January 1st
Admission fee Free
Experiences ● Suruga lacquerware experience course (no reservation required, time required: approx. 60 minutes)
Egg shell plate (small) 1,580 yen, lacquered chopsticks with seashell powder 2,130 yen
* Check out the website for other experience courses.
Access Take the Shizutetsu Justline bound for Fujieda Ekimae from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Togeppo Sunpu Takumishuku Iriguchi" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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