Tokyo Area

Use precision to create your own elegant wooden pencil case

Use precision to create your own elegant wooden pencil case

from 165.00

Note: Minimum of five participants required. Solo guests may book at the price of five participants

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Experience Includes |

  • 20 min - Introduction to history of sashimono

  • 20 min - Introduction to the technique of sashimono

  • 70 min - Making a sashimono pencil case

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Session 1 (10:00 - 12:00)
Session 2 (13:00 - 15:00)

Number of Participants:


Taito, Tokyo
23 min. away from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

2 hour experience

6 people max.

About Sashimono |

Sashimono | Sah-shee-mo-no
Japan's Interlocking wooden craftwork

Discover how wood can be precisely joined together to create beautiful crafts. The classical art of woodworking is a long-time Japanese tradition where wood is joined together without the use of nails. Developed as Buddhism was introduced to Japan between the 10th and 12th century, sashimono gained popularity among the imperial court, nobles and monks. The elegant, seamless edges offered minimalistic beauty to tea ceremonies and imperial court lifestyles. Later on, this style of woodworking was commonly utilized by samurai warriors during the Edo period. The practice of sashimono is still alive today, with individual craftsmen overseeing the whole process of the production, using Japanese wood exclusively. In Detouur’s workshop, learn from a sashimono craftsman about this tradition and its delicate beauty.


Things to Note |

  • Children 13yrs and above are eligible to participate.

  • Please make reservation at least 1 week in advance.

  • Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.