“Kurashi no Ichi: The Summer 2019 Edition” : Workshop Information



A local farmer’s and handicraft market to enrich your daily life!

Date: Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th, 2019
Market hours: 10:00–15:00
Place: At the auditorium and lecture room of the Sugimura Jun Museum of Art (Shiogama City), 30 minutes east of Sendai.

“Kurashi no Ichi” is a local farmer’s and handicraft market under the theme of “Enrich your daily life with wisdom and fresh ideas”.

You will find attractive food stands furnished by local stores, featuring locally-grown vegetables, tableware, woodworks, antique goods, handmade goods, plants and so on.

This event is sure to freshen and spice up your everyday life!

Admission is free but some workshops require an application and an entrance fee to join.
Please use the special parking space or public transport to come to the venue.

Workshops available on both days (July 6th and 7th)

Kintsugi” the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with gold. A workshop by et craft.
*Price: 3,500 yen (without shipping charge)
*Times: 1) 10:00 – 12:00 or 2) 13:00 – 15:00
*Place: Lecture room
*An advance reservation is required here. Maximum capacity of 5 people for each workshop.
*Please bring your own broken ceramics to use for this workshop. Up to three pieces are preferred. Please note that excessively damaged ceramic pieces might not be suitable for repair.
*Repaired ceramics need to be dried for several weeks. Please pick them up at the museum, or we can send them to you (domestic delivery only). By delivery, shipping fee may vary depending on the size of the ceramic.


Japanese Traditional Confectionery Workshop: Making “Nerikiri” – A Japanese Summer Motif

This image is for illustrative purposes only. Actual product may vary.
At this workshop, you can make a Japanese traditional confectionery called Nerikiri made from sweetened white kidney bean paste (Shiro-An) and soft rice dough (Gyuhi).
*Price: 1,500 yen
*Times: 1) 10:00 2) 11:00 3) 13:00 4) 14:00
*Place: Auditorium
*Instructor: Fuda Yoshihiro (Japanese confectionery craftsman)
*Maximum of 5 people for each workshop and each workshop takes about 45 min. An advance reservation is required here.


“Make your own DIY-box with masking tapes!”
*No admission fee and you can join at any time.
*Please bring your empty box or you can also use the empty boxes we will prepare.


“Make your own dried lacquer brooch!” by Fablab SENDAI -FLAT
*Price: 500 yen
*You can join at any time.



Workshops available on July 6th only
“Make your own home herbal products!” by natural.smile.design
1000 yen for an aromatic air freshener or an herbal bug spray
1500 yen for a roll-on fragrance
*You can join at any time and children are also welcome to join.

“The Watermelon Music Video Project”
If you like watermelons, you are invited to participate in a music video recording project organized by musician Takeshi Abe, who is also a volunteer member (JUNBI) of this museum.A song called “Natsu wa Yappari Suika (Nothing Beats Watermelons in the Summertime!)”, will be featured in this music video and Abe is inviting interested people to enthusiastically and joyfully eat a fresh piece of watermelon in front of the camera.
*Participants who agree to be part of this music video, an advance reservation is required by clicking here.
*Times: 1) 11:00-12:00 2) 13:00-14:00
*Price: Free and a slice of watermelon will be served in exchange for participating.



Workshops available on July 7th only
“Make your own stuffed animal head accessory!” by LAWN
*Price: 2,000 yen (including material cost)
*You can join at any time.
*We recommend that you bring your own sewing kit, but we will also provide kits for use at no charge if you need.



Special events on both days (July 7th and 8th)

“CUP of COFFEE“ : Select and purchase your favorite coffee cup and enjoy freshly brewed coffee at Kurashi no Ichi! Featuring ceramic artists and shops such as SANZOKU (Yuko Nemoto), Imustan (Natsumi Noda), ELEMITA CERAMIC (Koudai Ujiie), Eunice Luk, Kanako Kimura, Norikazu Oe, mihoco sato ceramics, hokaw studio and ONE KILN CERAMICS. Coffee cups vary in price from 1,500 yen including coffee.

“Bread Market” : featuring a variety of bakeries such as KOUB, Pantsukuruhito, Yama bagel, Mikadukido and so on. Please check out the time schedule.

Please check our website for the latest information on Kurashi no Ichi:

For more information, please call 022-362-2555 or e-mail us: e-mail

While you’re here, please do visit our annual summer-long exhibition where we showcase works from up and coming young Japanese contemporary artists in a series called “Voyage — Young Artists Support Program” . Available at the museum’s special exhibition room on the 2nd floor.

Translated by JUNBI Supporters