Learn About Tradition and Craftsmanship
The institute is the only training centre in Japan that teaches the disciplines of woodturning and lacquering. On weekdays, you can see trainees practicing woodturning. An important collection of works, including pieces designed by some of the most prominent local craftsmen, such as Mr. KAWAGITA Ryozo, who is regarded by Japan as a living national treasure, is displayed in the exhibition room. You can also try your hand at woodturning under the tutelage of a Yamanaka lacquerware artisan (reservations required).