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Magewappa Craft Lesson

   The art of magewappa dates back thousands of years.  Before commercial ceramics and plastics were readily available, locals relied upon the abundant Akita cedar to craft their daily goods.  The strength and beautiful grain of the wood was used to create practical and long lasting pieces.  After a decree from the lord of Odate, idle samurai began taking up the craft and elevated it to the art it is today.
   At the magewappa studio, select your favorite style of magewappa and let skilled instructors guide you through the creation. The craft studio also displays magewappa pieces by master craftsmen and is open to the public for viewing.

Introductory Video

Magewappa Styles to Choose From

Bread plate (18cm)

●Production time
 From one hour to one hour 30 minutes
 2,000 yen

Serving Tray (21cm)

●Start to finish
 60~90 minutes
 3,000 yen

Bento Box

●Start to finish
 2 hrs ~ 2.5 hrs
 4,000 yen

Further Information


 ・Small Tray 2,000 yen
 ・Serving Tray 3,000 yen
 ・Bento Box 4,000 yen


9:00 to 17:00
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, national holidays

Suitable ages

  Suitable for all ages.

Group reservations

・1-14 people: no reservation necessary.  If a large group, please call ahead.
・15+ people: reservation required.  In order to accommodate the group, a separate space will be reserved for an additional fee.
 ※Due to high demand, some syles may be unavailable day of.
Please inquire beforehand.

Minimum group size

 One person

Included in fee

Participants will receive personal instruction and can take home their finished piece at the end of the lesson.

Cancellation policy


What to bring



[Odate bending bentwood ware experience studio]
70, Omachi, Odate-shi, Akita

Contact Information

 Odate bending bentwood ware experience studio
 70, Omachi, Odate-shi, Akita
 TEL 0186-42-7502
 Closed day Tuesday, Wednesday, holiday
 Introduction site