Kokeshi Painting The colorful pottery wheel is standing out. Use their hand wheel and make your only own Kokeshi. “Yajiro Kokeshi Village”
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15 min. by car from JR Shiroishi Station.
At Shiroishi Yajiro Kokeshi Village, which is close to Kamasaki Onsen, you can try paiting on Kokeshi.
If you come in small group you would not need any reservations. But you can get advice from Kokeshi artisan if you reserve beforehand.
They also had a instruction for painting Yajiro-type Kokeshi. The instructions is written in various language so foreigners can also enjoy their lesson!
We will use five colors for painting. Black, red, green, yellow and purple. Using a brush, we will paint the Kokeshi.
First, you will draw the face on the white wooden head part.
After that, you will use the hand wheel.
Yajiro Kokeshi's trait is that they have a circle design on its head and body.
The 2 and 3 circles on the head looks like a beret.
Decided where you want to put a circle with which color. Try not to move your hand while spinning the Kokeshi.
There is no rules for the design so freely create your own Kokeshi. You can also decorate it by drawing flowers and patterns.
You can take back your Kokeshi on the day. It is perfect as a souvenir too!
They accept big groups for lessons. (Reservation required)
After finishing lesson, check the artisan's workshop and see the process of making Kokeshi!
- Postal Code
- Shiroishi, Fukuokahanichiya, Yajiro Kita 72-1
- Phone number
- Budget reference
- Entrance fee: Free Kokeshi Painting lesson:700 yen