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KOJIMA SHOUTEN

[006-01]Atelier visit & small lantern making experience

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While walking Kyoto streets, you will probably catch the sight of a paper lantern here and there... To tell you the truth, many among them are manufactured in Kojima Shoten!

During your hands-on experience, select the pieces of colored Japanese washi paper of your choice, affix it to the bamboo frame and dry. Complete your paper lantern by putting a small LED light inside.

Location: Inside of the atelier・Indoors
Reservation deadline: 2days before
Facility conditions: Chair / Shoes off
Number of participants: 1~10 people
Photography:
English OK
Price:
3,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Reviews

  • Lantern Making Experience Translate

    P. T. Attended as solo traveler

    What I like the most from lantern making workshop is the opportunity to talk and learn from the real artisans, in the real environment. It was very enjoyable time. I also like that I can get the lantern back to home with a set of battery. It is so convenient to use at home (and it reminds me a good experience there). Although, I hope I could have a chance for something that is unique and required more skills to make, but a good point here is everyone can enjoy this! It is easy and the final piece is a nice souvenir to bring back to home.

  • chochin Translate

    M. K. Attended as solo traveler

    A magical experience! I could choose the washi paper I wished, so I chose my favorite colors, green and purple. The expert kindly showed me how to glue it on the bamboo frame and then he helped me tear the edges gently and glue them in place. Before long my chochin was ready. My family likes it very much!! It glows softly on the table now…!

  • ミニ提灯作り Translate

    T. O. Attended as solo traveler

    こちらのお洒落な提灯に惚れ込んで1人でミニ提灯作り体験をしてきました。
    楽しかったです。
    工房の見学をさせてもらい職人さんのものづくりに対する思いや
    技術を知ることが出来貴重な経験でした。
    長く続けたいから、作る過程を知ってもらうことも大事だと考えてる、
    今さえよければいいとおっしゃっていて、目先の欲に囚われてないのが
    かっこよかったです。ありがとうございました。

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