Gotenmari Making Experience


Gotenmari are traditional toys that were once a luxury item for the children of the Shonai Clan during the Edo Period. These crafts are made with dozens of colorful threads and stitched together into a beautiful design. In this workshop you can try making your own gotenmari under the direction of local artisans and take them home with you.


  • A step back in time discovering "Gotenmari", an old Japanese toy
  • Craft your own Gotenmari
  • Experience guided by local craftsmen
  • Take it back home as a unique souvenir



AddressUeno Gotemari classroom Tsuruoka Yamagata 997-0034