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Facility introduction

Urushi no Sato Kaikan Viewing time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed on the 4th Tuesday of every month (Open if the closed day is a national holiday, closed the next day.)

Closed for the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29-January 3 of the following year)

The Urushi no Sato Kaikan (Sabae City Echizen Lacquerware Traditional Industry Center) established by Sabae City is managed and operated by the designated manager Echizen Lacquerware Cooperative Association.

At the craftsman's workshop in the annex, a traditional craftsman is demonstrating the making of lacquer ware.

You can talk to the craftsmen directly.

One person is demonstrating on weekdays and two craftsmen are demonstrating on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Demonstration date and time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Excluding closed days)
Lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Wood production
Decoration (lacquer work, lacquer work)

Urushi no Sato Kaikan Pamphlet

(PDF file about 2MB)

In the corridor-style building of Urushi no Sato Kaikan, you can observe the manufacturing process of lacquer ware and historical materials from wood to decoration.
You can also learn about Echizen Shikki's efforts, such as manufacturing commercial lacquer ware and lacquer ware compatible with dishwashers.
You can see precious lacquerware and lacquerware at the special exhibition hall inside the building.


Viewing time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Exhibition tour

Museum shop

We offer lacquer ware products unique to the production area at a special price.

There are more than 1000 types of products on display and sold in the shop.

The material and coating material of the product are also displayed firmly, so you can purchase with confidence.
It can also be used for souvenirs and gifts.


Occupational artificial chamber

Use of rental building

* Reservations are required for paid usage.

Urushi no Sato Kaikan can be widely used for seminars and training

There are rooms of various sizes.
A facility usage fee is required to use the rooms in the hall.

Inquiries / Reservations


Cafe bowl

At the cafe "WanWan", you can enjoy lunch using ingredients from safe and secure production areas with lacquerware.
We also sell locally produced "mulberry tea" and "mountain sea urchin".
You can purchase the original design coffee cups and curry plates used at the museum shop in the Urushi no Sato Kaikan.
Management: Urushi no Sato Ikiiki Council
Business date and time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Every Tuesday holiday (If only the 4th Tuesday is a holiday, the next day will be a holiday)
0778 -65-3456

Laquer ware workshop

You can experience painting, depositing, and wiping lacquer.

* Reservations are required for 2 people or more.

* Please make a reservation at least 2 to 3 days before the desired experience date.



Experience pamphlet

(PDF file about 672KB)


Painting experience

Deposit experience

Wiping lacquer experience


Echizen lacquer float

Echizen lacquer floats start from the production of wood, and the craftsmen of Echizen Shikki perform all the work from the groundwork such as cloth dressing to the final process such as lacquer work, lacquer work, and wax color.


The newly made floats are rich in Kawada lacquer, which is a tradition of 1500 technology. This float, which is also the culmination of the skills of traditional craftsmen, can be said to be an unpriced "treasure" of the region.


You can see this Echizen lacquer float at Urushi no Sato Kaikan. Please come and visit the panel that captures the scenery of the Kawada area in each season.

Echizen lacquer float

Overall length 4.1m x width 2.2m x height 3.5m

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