Try crafting gold-inlaid lacquerware

The early years of the Edo Period were the heyday of cargo ships known as kitamaebune that sailed the Sea of Japan bringing lacquer techniques from other areas and turning Niigata into a major producer of lacquerware.The chinkin technique involves embedding gold
dust in lacquer. Here you perform the entire process from painting to finishing.

  • Phone
  • Hours
    Apr. to Nov. 9:00 – 17:00
    Dec. to Mar. 9:00 – 16:30
  • Fee
    Experience fee 3,300 yen
    Admission:Adults 800 yen, Children 400 yen


Northern Culture Museum
2-15-25 Soumi, Konan-ku, Niigata City