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Yamamoto Alloy Works

[037-01]Atelier visit

Atelier visit

A rare chance to meet a traditional Japanese mirror maker.

Yamamoto Alloy Works is a mirror manufacturer producing sacred mirrors for Shinto shrines all over Japan, including Ise Shrine. It is the only maker of makyo, or “magic mirrors” that project ephemeral images when light is reflected on them. Observe up close how mirrors are polished with a special tool called “sen” and other traditional techniques passed down for generations.

Location: Inside of the atelier・Indoors
Reservation deadline: 2days before
Facility conditions: Standing
Number of participants: 5~10 people
Remarks: We will refuse visits of customers during the busy season.
Time Required:
about 1 hour


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