At the Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre, there are 7 studios for traditional Tsugaru crafts and performing arts such as lacquered ware and Kuroishi Neputa. Visitors can look around and try hand-made crafts or enjoy the live performances of Tsugaru-jamisen regularly held. The Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum annexed to the store demonstrates how Kokeshi doll is made, and visitors can experience Kokeshi doll making.
It has a restaurant serving local dishes, including Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba (Kuroishi’s fried noodle in soup) and curry using Kuroishi-made apples. Visitors can also enjoy ashiyu (foot bath) set up with onsen (hot spring).
[Workshop of Kokeshi doll making (reservation required)]
Addmission: ¥1,200 per person
[Information for workshop and events (Japanese)]
|Address||Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre 65-1 Aza-tomiyama, Oaza-fukuro, Kuroishi-shi, Aomori 036-0412 Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum 72-1 Aza-tomiyama, Oaza-fukuro, Kuroishi-shi, Aomori 036-0412|
|Tel||Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre: 0172-59-5300 Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum: 0172-54-8181|
|Fax||Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre: 0172-59-5304 Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum: 0172-54-8250|
|Open||Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre / Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum 9:00-17:00. April - November, 9:00-16:00. December - March|
|Closed||Open year-round (Studios close depending on each schedule.)|
|Price||Free for tour around (excepting charged exhibition area of Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum)
*Workshop will be charged.
Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum 2F, charged exhibition area
Adult; ¥320, High school students; ¥270, Elementary and Junior high school students; ¥160
For group (15 people and over)
Adults; ¥270, High school students; ¥210, Elementary and Junior high school students; ¥100
Tsugaru Traditional Craft Centre
Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum (Japanese)