Chinkin Cutlery Colouring Experience At Wajima Museum Of Urushi Art

Chinkin (Gold Inlay) is a traditional lacquerware technique of Wajima-nuri that Japan is proud of. Try coloring a pair of chopsticks or a spoon with Wajima-nuri's traditional technique.

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:

  1. Select your preferred pattern.
  2. Fill substitutive lacquer (synthetic paint) with a cotton swab into chopsticks or a spoon on the part which the selected pattern has been engraved in advance, and wipe off extras.
  3. Color the cutlery with a colored aluminum powder called LG powder. You can choose colors out of seven choices to make your own item!
  4. Wipe off all the extra metal powder, and it is finished.
  5. Put your items in a box and bring it back to your home!


2 Working Days
60 minutes
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Activity timing: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Duration: 60 minutes

What You Get

Chinkin Cutlery Colouring Experience At Wajima Museum Of Urushi Art

Adult: 16 years old and above

Child: 6 to 15 years old


  • Experience fee 
  • A pair of chopsticks or a spoon
  • Take-out box
  • Admission fee
Additional Information: 
  • Children are to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

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.

How to Get There

Wajima Museum of Lacquer (Urushi) Art

11, Shijugari, Mitomorimachi, Wajima-shi, Ishikawa-ken

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Chopsticks (adult)
Age 16 and above
Chopsticks (child)
Age 6 to 15
Spoon (adult)
Age 16 and above
Spoon (Child)
Age 6 to 15

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