Tochigi Prefecture Traditional Craft Products and Hands-on Experiences

(Reservations are required for hands-on experiences, tours and so forth. Please contact the relevant facility in advance.)

Craft Product Name Managing Organization Address Telephone Number Description Facility Holidays
Mashiko-yaki (Mashiko ware) Mashiko-yaki
Cooperative
4352-2, Mashiko, Mashiko-machi Haga-gun,Tochigi +81-285-72-3107 Contact the Mashiko-yaki Cooperative if you wish to participate in a hands-on tour Sat., Sun., nat'l holidays, New Year holiday period
Mashiko-yaki (Mashiko ware) Tochigi-ken Yogyo Gijutsu Shien Center 695, Mashiko, Mashiko-machi Haga-gun,Tochigi +81-285-72-5221 Free of charge for tours only Sat., Sun., nat'l holidays, New Year holiday period
Koisago-yaki (Koisago ware) Toyukan 2710, Koisago, Nakagawa-machi Nasu-gun, Tochigi +81-287-93-0117 Pottery experience (potter's wheel, hand-shaping, painting)
[participants must pay material costs (based on current prices)]
Mon.
Koisago-yaki (Koisago ware) Ichikawagama 1115, Koguchi, Nakagawa-machi Nasu-gun, Tochigi +81-287-92-3113 Pottery experience (hand-shaping, painting)
[participants must pay material costs]
Jan. 1, 2nd and 4th Thu. of every month
Nikko-geta (Nikko geta sandals) Nikko-shi 2848 Tokorono, Nikko-Shi, Tochigi (inside the Kibori no Sato Kogei Center) +81-90-2632-4888
Masashi Yamamoto
Free of charge for tours only
Zori-sandal-making experience (participants must pay material costs)
May–Oct.: none
Nov.–Apr.: Thu.
Nikko-bori (Nikko woodcarving) Nikko-bori Cooperative 66-1 Hoden, Nikko -Shi, Tochigi (inside the Nikko Shoko Kaigisho) +81-288-50-1171 Contact the Nikko-bori Cooperative if you wish to participate in a hands-on tour Sat., Sun., nat'l holidays, New Year holiday period
Tenmyo-imono (Tenmyo cast-metal goods) Kurisaki Chukosho 2618, Kameicho, Sano-shi, Tochigi +81-283-22-0952 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on crafting experience (participants must pay material costs)
Sun., nat'l holidays
Tenmyo-imono (Tenmyo cast-metal goods) Wakabayashi Chuzosho 2398, Daishukucho, Sano-shi, Tochigi +81-283-22-0454 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on crafting experience (participants must pay material costs)
Irregular facility holidays
Ishibashi Edo-mikoshi and Shinbutsugu (Ishibashi Edo-style portable shrines and Shinto/Buddhist altar fittings and implements) Hojudo Co., Ltd. 1-1-27, Hananoki, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi +81-285-53-0550 Free of charge for tours only Sun., nat'l holidays
Yuki-tsumugi (Yuki silk cloth) Tochigi-ken Tsumugiorimono Gijutsu Shien Center 2358, Fukura, Oyama-shi, Tochigi +81-285-49-0009 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on spinning experience (free of charge)
Sat., Sun., nat'l holidays, New Year holiday period
Gyoan-teori (kusaki-zome) [Gyoan hand-woven fabrics(colored with plant dyes)] Nishikata Senshoku Kobo 671-1, Tsukiyacho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi +81-284-42-9063 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on weaving and dyeing experience (participants must pay material costs)
Mon.
Moka-momen (Moka cotton) Moka Momen Kaikan 2162-1, Aramachi, Moka-shi, Tochigi +81-285-83-2560 Free of charge for tours only Tue. (next day instead if Tue. is a nat'l holiday)
Mashiko Kusaki-zome (Mashiko plant-based dyeing) Tadashi Higeta 1, Jonaizaka, Mashiko-machi Haga-gun, Tochigii +81-285-72-3162 Free of charge for tours only Mon., Tue.
Fukube-zaiku (Fukube gourd handicrafts) Fukube-do Ltd. 2-4-8, Odori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi +81-28-634-7583 Hands-on Fukube-zaiku mask making (participants must pay material costs) Sun., nat'l holidays
Kibuna (yellow carp toys) Fukube-do Ltd. 2-4-8, Odori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi +81-28-634-7583 Papier-mâché and earthenware bell crafting experience (participants must pay material costs) Sun., nat'l holidays
Sano-ishokibina (Sano costumed dolls) and Sano Sekku-kakejiku (Sano seasonal-festival hanging scrolls) Fujinuma Ningyo Honten Ltd. 2719, Tenmyocho, Sano-shi, Tochigi +81-283-22-1175 Free of charge for tours only Sat., Sun., nat'l holidays
Ohatake no Mushae-nobori (Ohata Family warrior banners) Mushae-no-Sato Ohata Ltd. 723, Tanobe, Ichikai-machi Haga-gun, Tochigi +81-285-68-0108 Free of charge for tours only 3rd Sun. of every month, New Year holiday period
Tochigi-onigawara (Tochigi demon-head roof ornaments) Yamagiku Onigawara-ten 885, Yoshimizucho, Sano-shi, Tochigi +81-283-62-0601 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on crafting of a small, decorative onigawara item (participants must pay material costs)
Irregular facility holidays
Karasuyama Tesuki-washi (Karasuyama handmade Japanese paper) Fukuwada Seishisho 599, Koharazawa, Nasukarasuyama-shi, Tochigi (Washi no Sato) +81-287-82-2100 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on crafting of handmade-paper postcard, card holder, bookmark and doll (participants must pay material costs)
Tue.
Mamada-himo (Mamada cords) Mamada Himo-ten 1315-2, Mamada, Oyama-shi, Tochigi +81-285-45-0343 Free of charge for tours only
Hands-on braided-cord mobile phone strap crafting (participants must pay material costs)
Mon. (next day instead if Mon. is a nat'l holiday)