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Yamamoto Alloy Works

[037-02]Atelier visit & a small Japanese mirror making workshop


A rare chance to try your hand at traditional Japanese mirror making.

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. Experience the unforgettable feeling of wonder when the dark piece of metal starts to shine and gradually becomes a mirror surface.

Location: Inside of the atelier・Indoors
Reservation deadline: 2days before
Facility conditions: Chair / Clothes may get dirty
Number of participants: 2~8 people
Remarks: We will refuse visits of customers during the busy season.
Time Required:
about 2 hours


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