Semboku City Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center (Cherry Bark wood Craft Heritage Center)

Unique crafts using Yamazakura cherry bark, that are unparalleled in the world

Kabazaiku is a craft made using the bark of Yamazakura cherry trees. This traditional craft features an austerely elegant and deep colour that makes use of the tree's unique luster. It is used to make items such as tea leaf caddies and other tea utensils, writing boxes, tea cabinets, brooches, and tie pins using techniques that have been handed down since ancient times in Kakunodate. The bark has a quality that blocks out moisture and prevents drying, and is particularly suited for tea leaf caddies.

The Semboku City Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center has a kabazaiku craft exhibition room, and also holds kabazaiku demonstrations. There is also a workshop where you can make your own small kabazaiku hanging scroll, so why not try your hand at making your own souvenir?

General Information

Adults (high school students and older): 300 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school students): 150 yen

Craft-making experience
1,700 yen (5 persons or more)
*Fee per person
*Contact the center for more information for workshops with fewer than 4 persons
*Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance
Opening Times
April to November
09:00 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)

December to March
09:00 to 16:30 (admission until 16:00)
Year-end and New Year holiday (28 December to 4 January)
15 minutes walk from JR Kakunodate Station
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Semboku City Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center (Cherry Bark wood Craft Heritage Center)
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