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Akagane Copper Workshop

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Experience touching and shaping raw copper with your own hands

City Of Sendai



In Japan, copper was once called akagane, literally meaning 'red metal'. Copper goods have been manufactured and used in daily life for over 400 years in Sendai, the largest city in the northern Tohoku region. Visit Tazen workshop in Sendai to experience touching and shaping copper with your own hands. At this workshop, local coppersmiths explain the characteristics and history of copper, and guide you through making a cup or accessory from a copper plate with a diameter of about 10 centimeters (3.94 inches). It is sure to leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this precious metal and also an original souvenir to take home with you!


Workshops are available year-round for 1-3 people. Advance booking necessary.


How to get there


7 minutes walk from Aobadori Ichibancho Subway Station; Or 12 minutes walk from Sendai Station.



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