Witness their skill in metal curving
OIWA CHOKIN

Founded in 1975. Aside from producing the metal casts for cutlery, they can also create a spoon without the need for a cast. Having specialized in metal processing and chasing for over 45 years, they can carves names and intricate patterns - dragons and tigers for example - into the metal of chisels, planes and hammers. Their original product, a leaf-shaped chopstick holder, was awarded the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the Craft Division by the National Souvenir Selection Committee. During the festival they will hold workshops to make their own leaf-shaped chopstick holder (Experience 1), key rings (Experience 2) and chopstick rests (Experience 3).

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9:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
(40 minutes per)
"Bookmark" making
Capacity: 30 persons
Fee: 1,200 yen
What to do: Make wormholes in a leaf-shaped copper plate (already colored red) from the back with a round chisel, and use a chisel to stamp leaf veins on the front surface. Finally, apply a bumpy texture to the front and back and it is finished.


9:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
(40 minutes per)
「キーホルダー」づくり "Keyholder" making
Capacity: 30 persons
Fee: 1,200 yen
What to do: Make wormholes in a leaf-shaped copper plate (already colored red) from the back with a round chisel, and use a chisel to stamp leaf veins on the front surface. Finally, apply a bumpy texture to the front and back and it is finished.


9:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
(40 minutes per)
"Chopstick rest" making
Capacity: 60 persons
Fee: 1,600 yen
What to do: Choose two leaf-shaped copper plates (already colored red) from among several different types. Stamp leaf veins on the front using a chisel, and give the leaves a large curve using a mallet and a round bar. Make adjustments so that 4 places will be touching the floor, put it in a special box and it is complete. Make it a commemorative souvenir.


9:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
(40 minutes per)
"Chopstick rest" making
Capacity: 60 persons
Fee: 1,600 yen
What to do: Choose two leaf-shaped copper plates (already colored red) from among several different types. Stamp leaf veins on the front using a chisel, and give the leaves a large curve using a mallet and a round bar. Make adjustments so that 4 places will be touching the floor, put it in a special box and it is complete. Make it a commemorative souvenir.