Dive Into Osu’s Spiritual History with a Buddhist Altar Metalwork Master

Dive Into Osu’s Spiritual History with a Buddhist Altar Metalwork Master
  • Duration: 2 Hour(s) (approx.)

  • Location:Nagoya, Aichi

    Product code:EN-AIC-7202-72020


Aichi Prefecture has the largest number of temples and shrines in Japan. Would you like to feel the splendor of genuine artisanship in Aichi Prefecture? In this workshop, you can learn about the history, culture, and spirituality of Buddhism by enjoying handicrafts.


  • Aichi Prefecture is the area with the most temples and shrines in Japan. Let's learn the history of Aichi's traditional crafts and Buddhist implements.
  • The artisan will explain the history of Buddhist altars while looking at the ones actually used in the temple.
  • You can make products that you can easily feel in your daily life by using traditional techniques.
  • Why don't you feel the spirituality of Buddhism through handicrafts?
  • There is no doubt that it will be a great memory of your visit to Aichi.


[00:00] After gathering at Noyori Co., Ltd., we will go to a temple nearby and explain the history and outline of Owari Buddhist altars while looking at the actual metal fittings used. You can visit either "Chofukuji", "Banshoji" or "Eikokuji".

[00:40] Noyori Co., Ltd. will explain the metal fittings (Kazari Kanagu).

[00:50] We will create one of the following goods: card stands, accessories, or mini trays.

[01:50] After cleaning up, we will dismiss.


Owari Buddhist altar is a type of craft that has been produced mainly in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture since the early 17th century. Using high-quality wood from the suburbs of Owari as a resource, we have developed this craft as a low-ranking samurai job.
Because Owari Buddhist implements are made by a division of labor by artisans in each manufacturing process, each part is highly specialized.
Why don't you talk with artisans and experience the genuine traditional techniques that are inherited, and see how colorful and precise Owari Buddhist altars are made?


  • Duration:2 hours
  • Meeting point:Noyori Co., Ltd.
     1-3-22 Kamimaezu, Naka-ku, Nagoya city, Aichi 460-0013
  • Access:
    ・20 minutes by car from Nagoya Castle.
    ・Transfer from Nagoya Municipal Subway Station to Fushimi Station on the Higashiyama Municipal Subway Line. 5 minutes walk from Kamimaezu Station on the Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line.
  • Language support:Japanese, English(Menu instructions)
  • Included:Experience fee
  • Excluded:Temple visit fees, Transportation expenses
  • Participation requirements:
    ・Over 5 years old(12 years old and under must be accompanied by a guardian. )
    ・Wheelchairs are accessible(for one wheelchair per group )
    ・Strollers are accessible.
    ・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
  • Free Wi-Fi:No
  • Toilet:Yes(Western style)
  • Special support:Luggage storage is available.
  • Other things to note:
    ・Photography is not allowed due to copyright and portrait protection.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.