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WorkShop! Make a Japanese Sake Cup!

Osaka, Japan

Experience hosted by Ryan And Fumi

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

A long time ago the Japanese used to use a cup to measure out things you'd buy at a store. This cup was square and made from a special wood called "Hinoki" (Japanese False Cypress) It was called "masu" and the quantity was equal to one days portion of rice. Later the cup would come to be used as a vessel to drink cold sake. The corners were made using "finger joints" and the whole thing was glued together using rice glue. In this workshop we will make and decorate mini-Masu drinking cups using hinoki and faux-finger joints. You'll learn about woodworking and put your name in katakana with our wood-burner or paint. When the food safe waterproof glue drys you'll be able to enjoy your cup as a great souvenir of your time in Japan for many years to come.
A long time ago the Japanese used to use a cup to measure out things you'd buy at a store. This cup was square and made from a special wood called "Hinoki" (Japanese False Cypress) It was called "masu" and the quantity was equal to one days portion of rice. Later the cup would come to be used as a vessel to drink cold sake. The corners were made using "finger joints" and the whole thing was glued together using rice glue. In this workshop we will…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    alcohol for additional charge
  • Equipment
    gloves and aprons
From $59
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ryan And Fumi

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 9 Reviews
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This Ryan here with another wonderful workshop at the Osaka Makerspace. I'm the resident craftsman and woodworker here at the space where we do projects with our customers. Woodworking, electronics, laser-cutting and art. We've been running for about one year now and we've been able to make almost 300 different projects with our guests. I hope you can join us for one of our projects or workshops.
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Where you'll be

Our workshop is a great space for projects. You'll be in a space filled with opportunities to make and build things. We also have a small bar if you're thirsty.
Claudia
January 2020
We had a great time building sake cups! It was a memorable experience with an amazing souvenir to take home. Ryan took so much time and let us explore our creativity and made us appreciate the zen-like act of woodworking. Thanks Ryan for the experience! We are looking forward to drinking sake from our very own cups.
We had a great time building sake cups! It was a memorable experience with an amazing souvenir to take home. Ryan took so much time and let us explore our creativity and made us ap…
Ruby
January 2020
What makes this special is the kind of wood, the tools used for this project and the personality of Ryan. The wood is local, the tools are not readily available while on vacation, and Ryan is an artist that loves to help people. Learning these simple woodworking techniques are the non-materialistic souvenirs you've been looking for.
What makes this special is the kind of wood, the tools used for this project and the personality of Ryan. The wood is local, the tools are not readily available while on vacation,…
Kristian
December 2019
Great experince get to make a sake cup. Got to take home it looks really good and was really fun to make. Ryan is a great teacher who will give you lots of tips and help to keep you calm if you make a mistake and corrects it.
James
December 2019
If you like working with your hands, this is a great way to connect with a little bit of Japanese history and have something to walk away with at the end. Ryan is a great host with a lot of knowledge and insight into woodworking. I am not very handy, yet I was able to easily follow his instruction and make a sake cup I am happy with. Ryan told stories while he kept us moving along with our project. It was a good time. I would happily recommend this to anyone.
If you like working with your hands, this is a great way to connect with a little bit of Japanese history and have something to walk away with at the end. Ryan is a great host with…
Max & Tati
November 2019
Cool experience! Fantastic souvenir to create and bring home. We enjoyed the personalization aspect of it too. The experience is long, so be prepared to get your hands dirty and to stand for a while. Don’t wear anything delicate. Thankfully, snacks were provided during the quick down times! Ryan was very passionate about his work and very patient with our subpar carpentry skills. We definitely learned a lot about wood-working and wood after this experience!
Cool experience! Fantastic souvenir to create and bring home. We enjoyed the personalization aspect of it too. The experience is long, so be prepared to get your hands dirty and…
Brandon
December 2018
Let me begin by saying this was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Ryan and Fumi were awesome! What started off as a hideous wooden object...turned into a sake cup I can be proud of. Ryan was extremely patient and gave excellent instructions. Overall I highly recommend this experience to everyone!
Let me begin by saying this was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Ryan and Fumi were awesome! What started off as a hideous wooden object...turned into a sake cup I can…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Clothes that might get a little dirty