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MAYUMI-san / Basket Creator

MAYUMI-san / Basket Creator


Mayumi-san is a professional basket creator and a licensed tour guide.  She has a lot of experience having exhibitions in foreign countries.  As a tour guide, she gives you the latest local information that you won’t find in your guidebook.

Want to know more about Mayuimi-san?  Click here for her Youtube site!


Mayumi-san’s specialty is arts and crafts.  She also provides a traditional Japanese basketry lesson in her studio.  Want to make your own unique basket?  Mayumi-san is an ideal person who would tell you how.

And also, she plays shamisen, a traditional Japanese three-stringed musical instrument, and you ‘ll get to enjoy an unique opportunity to play shamisen with her.


Forty years ago, Mayumi-san moved to Takayama, and founded a craft community, “Oak Village” with her friends. It was created with the goal of establishing a self-sufficient community focused on making local crafts as well as communing with nature. Her husband and she started a woodworking school that was the first school in Japan to emphasize forestry and environmental education in its curriculum.  Her basketry changed dramatically after a walk through the woods. Her work greatly utilizes and reflects nature.


Mayumi-san is an open-minded person.  Not only making basket and playing shamisen, but just taking with her make your stay in Takayama special.

  • Information

    Number of persons     2 to 6
    Time 2 hours  / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Booking Deadline By 5:00 p.m.  1 week before you wish to experience
    Fee 8,700yen / person   w/tax
    Place 20 min. by car from Takayama Station 
    Booking Method Please add items to the cart or mail to
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