Gyokusendō: Workshop Visit & Conversation

玉川堂

The highly distinguished Gyokusendō workshop in Tsubame in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture has produced hand-hammered tsuiki copperware - formed by the hammering and beating of a single sheet of copper - for over 200 years.

As part of London Craft Week 2020, Japan House London presented an online guided tour of the Gyokusendō workshop and showroom in Tsubame. Learn about the workshop’s long and prestigious history and the tsuiki copper-hammering technique which has been designated an Intangible Cultural Property by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs.