Okuaizu, Japan

Home of seasonal tradition and events

INDOOR ACTIVITIES
Experience craft-making with local people

Indoor Activities Spotlight

Basketry Craft Workshop

You can learn about the skill of basketry by crafting a strap using crimson glory vine.

Contact: Mishima-cho Seikatsu Kogeikan
Address: 395 Suwanoue Nairi, Mishima
http://www.okuaizu-amikumi.jp/

Akabeko Painting Workshop

Akabeko is a toy of red cow made of paper. It has been considered as a talisman because of the legend about a red cow in Yanaizu. You can create your original Akabeko at this workshop.
*Reservation required
Akabeko
Michi-no-eki Yanaizu
Address: 179 Shitadairaotsu, Yanaizu
http://yanaizu-kousya.info/seiryu.shtml

Karamushi Weaving Workshop

You can try Karamushi (ramie) weaving and make a coaster. Length of this workshop is about 30 minutes. からむしコースター
Orihime Koryukan
Address: 1 Uenohara Sagura, Showa
http://www.vill.showa.fukushima.jp/sato.stm

Awamanju Cooking Workshop

Awamanju has been loved by people for about 180 years. You can learn how to cook it by participating in this workshop. At the end, you can eat an Awamanju you made.
*Reservation required

Contact: Koike Confectionary
Address: 206 Iwazakamachikou, Yanaizu
http://koike-manjyu.com/

Beeswax Candle Workshop

You can create a handmade candle with beeswax.
蜜ろうそく
Location: Anneyama
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.
http://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/

Tachi-Soba Cooking Workshop

Cooking and cutting process of Soba in Hinoemata is unique. You can experience the cooking process by participating in this workshop. Participants enjoy cooked soba together at the end of a workshop. Reservation is required 7 days prior to a workshop. At least 3 participants are necessary to hold a workshop.

Location: Hinoemata
Inquiry: Hinoemata Tourism
http://www.hinoemata-tourism.com/

Kabuki Makeup Experience

You can learn how to wear dramatic makeup of Kabuki. Reservation is required 3 days prior to a workshop. At least 2 participants are necessary to hold a workshop.

Location: Hinoemata
Inquiry: Hinoemata Tourism
http://www.hinoemata-tourism.com/

Rice-cake making

Using tools called Usu and Kine, pound steamed glutinous rice to make rice cakes. Try some delicious “mochi”, a rice cake.

Location: Kaneyama
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.
http://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/

Cooking Workshop of Traditional Dishes

Using a renovated building of an elementary school, local people operate a hostel called “Mori no Kosha Katakuri”. At this place, guests can learn how to cook traditional dishes, such as “Kozuyu” and “Sasamaki”. BBQ can be enjoyed in Summer.

Mori no Kosha Katakuri
Address: 3580 Kanbara Nishikata, Mishima
Contact: Mori no Kosha Katakuri
http://katakuriokuaizu.wixsite.com/index