Enjoy the coloring experience with traditional technique of Wajima lacquerware, "Chinkin." You can choose a pair of chopsticks or a spoon for coloring. There are five patterns (fireworks, grapes, flowers, butterflies, and bush clovers) you can choose from. Rest assured, even if you have sensitive skin. Substitutive lacquer that would not cause skin rash is used for the painting. Instructions in English and Traditional Chinese are available as a handout, so you do not have to worry about the procedure details. The staff can explain in Japanese and some in English.
Why not explore the museum before the workshop? You will gain more insight into lacquer and Chinkin, and your experience will be more enjoyable. Wajima Museum of Lacquer (Urushi) Art is the only museum in the world that has permanent exhibitions of lacquerware. It was opened in 1991 to introduce lacquer culture that Wajima boats to the world. The exterior of the building has a unique design inspired by the Azekura-zukuri style with a raised-floor used in Shoso-in. Shoso-in is a treasure house belongs to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, famous for the Great Buddha. In the spacious atrium, you can watch the videos about the lacquerware production process and introduction to the world of lacquer artists' works. You can freely browse the books related to artworks and lacquer arts too. In the gallery, exhibitions that will let you feel the four seasons are being held. The permanent exhibition includes the history and culture of Wajima-nuri, celebrated as leading Japanese lacquerware.
Details of Chinkin Workshop:
Activity timing: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Chinkin Cutlery Colouring Experience At Wajima Museum Of Urushi Art
Adult: 16 years old and above
Child: 6 to 15 years old
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Wajima Museum of Lacquer (Urushi) Art
11, Shijugari, Mitomorimachi, Wajima-shi, Ishikawa-ken