Ganguan Kokeshiya

Our company manufactures and sells wooden toys mainly like Sendai-style traditional kokeshi (wooden dolls).
These are popular products in a bold two-color scheme of black and red. Their appearance is a mixture of beauty, purity and roughness.
Visitors will get to experience painting a kokeshi's face and body for themselves.



Ganguan Kokeshiya
54-20 Aza-Uehara, Akiu-machi Yumoto, Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 982-0241

【By car】
About 40 minutes via Route 286 from the center of Sendai, or about 30 minutes via Sendai-nishi road.
15 minutes in a westerly direction from Sendai-Minami IC on the Tohoku Freeway.
【By bus】
15 minutes from the Akiu-Onsenyumoto bus stop (departing from the West Exit bus pool in front of Sendai Station (Miyagikotsu No. 8 Bus Station)


Admission fee 1,000 yen
Working days and hours Monday and Wednesday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm
Closings Tuesday
Visitor capacity 1 - 60
Time required for a tour 30 - 60 min.
Language Japanese only
Reservation Required
Please call or fax to us in Japanese
Other conditions Interpretation must be arranged by the visitor.
Guided tours are available.
Please come wearing clothes you do not mind getting dirty with paint.


Tel: 81-22 (398) 2673