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Wooden molds are a symbol of the traditional confectionery making in Sanuki. (The wooden mold is itself a traditional craft in which the craftsman carves forms showing the seasons and nature of Japan). The wooden mold is a vital part of the confectionery tradition that was developed in the Edo period, giving it a history of more than 200 years. Currently there is just one craftsman producing wooden molds in Shikoku, Mr Yoshihiro Ichihara. Mamehana is a place where you can experience using the wooden mold to make Japanese confectioneries, delicately pressing the Wasanbon into the molds. Detailed explanation is provided, so you can feel confident about your experience, enjoying the process of making Wasanbon and Nerikiri. 


Address 1-9-13 Hanazonocho, Takamatsu, 760-0072 Kagawa
Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
※Reservation required
Closed Thursday
Admission Fee -
TEL +81-87-831-3712
Parking (Cars)   Yes
(Buses) No
Free Wi-Fi No
Toilet Yes
Best Season Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

Experience making Wasanbon, sugar confectionery using wooden molds, and feel Japan's four seasons.

‣ You can take the Wasanbon you made with you. 

‣ The Wooden Mold Workshop ‘Ichihara Gallery’ is located next door, and you can visit with prior reservation.

An experience you won`t find anywhere else…

Price ¥1,500
Operation Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
※Reservation required
Duration 60 Minute(s)

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Access Information

Train ●Kotoden Ritsurin Station
Approx. 7 minutes from Kotoden Chikko Station to Ritsurin Park Station on Kotohira Line.
Car ●Takamatsu Center IC
Approx. 20 minutes from Takamatsu Center IC by car.
Air ●Takamatsu Airport
Takamatsu Airport Limousine available.
Approx. 23 minutes from Takamatsu Airport to Ritsurin Park.
Approx. 15 minute walk from Ritsurin Park.