Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture is famous for Wajima-nuri lacquer stunning, black and red tableware typically covered in with intricate gold designs. The Wajima Kobo Nagaya workshop is a great place to let out all your creative energy getting busy crafting your own chopsticks, just sign up for one of their popular engraving experiences where you can come up with your design and decorate your chopsticks by scraping into the lacquer and then painting the engraving with gold leaf. The workshops are run in Japanese, but the beauty of the process is that it’s straightforward and easy to copy. Also, it’s a great way to practice your Japanese skills while you’re at it!
Chopstick Engraving Experience in Wajima