Suzuzen

Suzuzen is a lacquer ware shop in Fukushima prefecture’s Aizu-Wakamatsu city. They specialize in aizu-nuri lacquer ware, which began in about 1590 and is characterized by the shiny black lacquer glazed onto wooden tableware and other items. The store opened in 1832, and their aizu-nuri lacquer ware is carefully handcrafted in a way that is unique to Suzuzen. The aizu-nuri lacquer ware sold at Suzuzen range from traditional items like bowls and chopsticks to more modern items like handheld mirrors. You can also experience painting your own aizu-nuri lacquer ware. It is a fun experience and creates a unique souvenir.

Basic Information

Address
1-3-28 Chuo, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima
Phone
0242-22-0680
Hours
9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Closed
Open year-round
Fee
〈Aizu-nuri Experience〉
Handheld mirror, small plate or spoon: ¥1,600
Bowl,  plates or chopsticks: ¥1,800
Small bracelet or mirror: ¥2,000
Large bracelet or cup: ¥2,500
*By reservation only
*Time: about 1.5 hours
*Rash-free lacquer used

Access

  • FromAizu-Wakamatsu Station (JR Banetsu West Line)
    about a 13-minute walk
  • FromYubinkyoku-mae Bus Stop (Aizu Bus Southern Loop Line)
    about a 2-minute walk

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