Suzuka Municipal Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

(1) Suzuka-zumi ink and Ise Katagami stencil Demonstrations
Craftsmen of Suzuka-zumi ink and Ise Katagami stencil demonstrate their ink making and stencil carving, to show you the meaning of “craftsmanship”.
(2) Ise Katagami stencil carving hands-on experience
Ise Katagami stencil, said to have over 1000 years of history, is used to dye kimono such as Edo Komon and Yuzen, and has been passed down to today as an art of craftsmen. In order to teach part of the “craftsmanship” of Katagami, participants can have a hands-on experience carving items such as bookmarks or shikishi boards.

Life / Culture
Highlight A facility exhibiting Suzuka-zumi ink and Ise Katagami stencil, traditional crafts of Suzuka City
Experience content Suzuka-zumi ink: Old ink, bluish black ink, modern ink, instruments (wooden molds), raw materials (glue, soot, etc.), informational panels explaining the production methods Ise Katagami stencil: Stencil base paper, stencils made with different techniques, instruments (carving knives, etc.), ancient stencils (from Edo period), reference materials from Edo period (men's kamishimo dress), informational panels explaining the production methods, a variety of written accounts (archives room)
Tour style Self-guided
Price Entrance to the museum is free; additional fee required for hands-on experiences (for bookmarks, 100 yen per bookmark)
Acceptable number / Program 90 People / time300 People / day
Publication time Opening Hours 9:00 to 16:30
Time required for Stay , Exprerience 75 minutes
Closed Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Years (December 28th to January 4th)
Parking Lot Standard cars / 58 spacesLarge-sized vehicles / 2 spaces
Merchandise Availability / Food Availability Food and drinks available
Receiving target Individuals Groups Observation and training groups Schools * Open to members of the industry
Pamphlet EnglishInterpretors, tour guides/ Video in French
Wi-fi No
Barrier free correspondence Yes
Reservation(Need / No Needed) Groups only
Reservation window TEL: +81-59‐386‐7511
Traffic access Walk west for 10 minutse from "Tsuzumigaura" Station of the Kintetsu Nagoya Line
Postal code 510-0254
Contact address Jike 3-10-1, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture
Contact information TEL:+81-59‐386‐7511 FAX:+81-59‐386‐7511
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