Sashimono carpentry masterclass

Sashimono carpentry masterclass

from 280.00

$280 USD per person
Minimum 2 participants; solo guests may book at the price of 2 participants

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Number of Participants:

Create your own elegant wooden pencil case with third-generation sashimono master


  • Location: Taito, Tokyo

  • 2 Hours

  • 6 people max. Minimum 2 participants; solo guests may book at the price of 2 participants

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German/Spanish interpretation may be available upon request)

Rustic warmth

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.

What you’ll do

Learn about the history and technique of sashimono and make your own sashimono pencil case

Who can attend

Children must be 13+

What to wear

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


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


20 minutes from Tokyo Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at the latest 24 hours in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.