Spotlight on GYOKUSENDŌ


Gyokusendō shop in Tsubame

Take a closer examination of the ‘Biology of Metal’ with a spotlight gallery talk by a master craftsperson from the centuries-old and highly distinguished Gyokusendō workshop.

Meet in front of the welcome desk in the Lobby in the lower ground floor 10 minutes before the talk begins.

About the Speaker:


Gyokusendō was founded in 1816 in Tsubame in Niigata Prefecture. For over 200 years the family-run workshop has produced hand-hammered tsuiki copperware. The tsuiki metalworking technique of Gyokusendō is designated an Intangible Cultural Property by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs and a sixth-generation master craftsman Tamagawa Norio (1942-) was designated a ‘Living National Treasure’ in 2010. 

For more information visit Gyokusendō website.