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Craftsmanship (Move your hands)

Yakusugi Cedar Crafts

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Making your own Yakusugi Cedar Craft


Try your hand at making your one-of-a-kind handicrafts and learn about Yakushima and the Yakusugi cedar at the museum. Stroll through the museum and to the main building, where you will create your own original woodwork using real Yakusugi cedar—a rare type of wood unique to Yakushima. In the process of selecting pieces of wood and shaping it with sandpaper, you can appreciate the scent, texture, and material of the valuable Yakusugi cedar, and admire the ways the island of Yakushima has incorporated its nature into their craft scene.

When to go: All year




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