Half Day Chopstick Making and Kyoyuzen Dyed Chopstick Case in Kyoto


Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

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Special Gift For Children! (until 2016/12/31)

For children in elementary school and under will receive a cute pair of socks or badge with a Kyoto-style design!

Applicable for children in elementary school and under that has made bookings through VELTRA only.

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  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking instructor / Activity fee / Materials fee / Pamphlets in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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Starting time: 09:00 14:00
Starting time: 09:00 14:00
  • 09:00 Check-in at Marumasu Nishimuraya Craft Center (~2-3 hours)
  • Chopstick Carving
    process02 First, create your personal chopsticks by shaving Kitayama Cedar wood with a small knife.
  • Planing
    process02 Next, shape the rough carved chopsticks flat with a small plane. This process is really important.
  • Planes
    process02 This is a small plane designed to be easy to use when smoothing out rough wood.
  • Sandpapering
    process02 Make the surface smooth with sandpaper, removing fine imperfections.
  • Oiling
    process02 Shine and preserve your chopsticks by applying a natural oil on to the surface.
  • Chopstick Case
    process02 Put a paper pattern on the base chopstick case, then apply the traditional Yuzen Dyeing techniques.
  • Completion
    process02 You now have a uniquely personal pair of chopsticks with a dyed carrying case.
  • Souvenir
    process02 Take your work home with you as a usable memoir of Kyoto.
  • Check-out at Marumasu Nishimuraya Craft Center
    • Children ages 10 and under can join with an accompanying parent or guardian. Children over that age may join on their own.
      Staff are always available to assist, for a fun and relaxing activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Everything required is prepared at the location. There is no need to bring anything special with you.
Additional Note(s)
    • Smoking is prohibited inside the facility.
      A smoking are is available in the garden.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese, however for small groups, lessons can be held in simple English with English pamphlets and gestures.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily
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