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Last update:August 31,2017


Kishu Lacquerware Traditional Industry Association (Uruwashi-kan)


Lacquer-ware making tools & lacquer work exhibit, lacquer-ware on sale, lacquer-ware maki-e experience.

Facility details / highlights

We have both an exhibit of lacquer-ware making tools & other materials and of lacquer work, and direct sales of lacquer-ware available at all times.
The “Maki-e Experience House” is open on Saturdays & Sundays (paid, reservation required).
You can also view a video introducing the history of the area and the production process.


222 Funo , Kainan City , Wakayama

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Kishu Lacquerware Traditional Industry Association (Uruwashi-kan)


Approx. 5 mins by train from JR Kainan Station, and then 20 mins walk from JR Kuroe Station
Approx. 8 mins by car from Hanwa Expressway Kainan IC.
Approx. 5 mins by car from Marina City
Approx. 5 mins walks from Wakayama Bus Kuroe bus stop


Available for 5 cars and 3 buses


10:00 am to 4:30 pm/ Closed year-end New Year holidays

Number of visitors facility can accept

Maximum100(Maki-e Experience:10-40)

Visit requirements

Please be advised that we do not have elevators installed (the maki-e experience is held on the 3rd floor)

Average visit length

Tour only, 30-40 minutes (the maki-e experience is 1-2 hours)

Admission fee

Only admission is free(Maki-e Experience:\1,000~\1,600)

Support in foreign languages

We can manage simple English, but if possible please visit together with an interpreter.

Materials in foreign languages

Brochure in English and Chinese. Kishu lacquer-ware video viewing (English language, around 20mins)


Kishu Lacquerware Traditional Industry Association (Uruwashi-kan)/ Kishu Lacquerware Cooperative
TEL: 073-482-0322
FAX: 073-483-2341
E-mail: sikki@flute.ocn.ne.jp


For group tours and for the maki-e experience, please make a reservation by telephone or e-mail no later than 3 weeks in advance.
(Days with many applications will handled on a first come, first served basis)
*Please download the application form from our website.

Contact Information
(When you want to visit the facilities introduced in this list, please apply to each facility directly.)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Investment Promotion Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535