Workshop for making "Shappe "(spoon) by Masuda Keisuke


Starting Saturday, July 23, a workshop for making “Shappe” (spoons) with artist Masuda Keisuke will be held. In a tent-shaped work set up at the Mt. Kiyota campsite, visitors will make a Shappe (spoon) from a tree branch with the artist while being surrounded by nature. Why don’t you make your own Shappe (spoon)?

▼ Outline

  • Participants will carve spoons and other objects from branches of Tsumari trees using small knives.
  • Number of participants: 6 pairs per session
  • Target: Elementary school students and older. Children of elementary school age and older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Fee: 2,000 yen per couple
  • Time: About 2 hours
  • Reservations:

<Message from the artist>
In a small branch school (Minaraigoya) built in a glamping tent in a beech forest on a wind-swept mountain, you will feel like a woodworker for two hours. Various kinds of wood from Echigo-Tsumari, broken by snow, will be used. The spoon is a “sculpture you can feel with your mouth. First, the prototype of the spoon is made with a hatchet. Then, using a small knife, they carve the spoon into a shape that fits their mouth and hand. Everyone became more and more silent. The spoon is hung around the neck to complete the “good-luck charm spoon”.


Date and time During the hours marked with *, the artist will go to "POTEMKIN" to peddle spoons and vessels. On other days, spoon and vessels will be available for purchase at the location of the artwork.

7/23 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
7/24 (Sun) 10:00~12:00, 13:00~15:00
7/30 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
7/31 (Sun) 10:00~12:00, 13:00~15:00
8/6 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
8/7 (Sun) 10:00~12:00, 13:00~15:00
8/13 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
8/14 (Sun) 10:00~12:00, 13:00~15:00
8/20 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
8/21 (Sun) 10:00~12:00, 13:00~15:00
8/27 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
8/28 (Sun) 10:00~12:00(*), 13:00~15:00
9/3 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
9/4 (Sun) 10:00~12:00(*), 13:00~15:00
9/10 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
9/11 (Sun) 10:00~12:00(*), 13:00~15:00
9/17 (Sat) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
9/18 (Sun) 10:00~14:30(*), 15:30~17:30
9/19 (Monday, holiday) 10:00~12:00(*), 13:00~15:00
9/23 (Fri., holiday) 13:00~15:00, 15:30~17:30
9/24 (Sat) 10:00~14:30(*), 15:30~17:30
9/25 (Sun) 10:00~12:00(*), 13:00~15:00

Kiyotayama Campsite, 1742 Kiyotayama, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture
(“POTEMKIN”: diagonally across from the former Tokamachi Kuramata Elementary School (1650 Kou Kuramata, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture))

Admission 2,000 yen per couple

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