The beginnings of Kawatsura lacquerware go back to the Kamakura period, when lord Michinori, the brother of Onodera Shigemichi (lord of Inaniwa Castle and served Minamoto-no-Yoritomo), ordered his retainers to take up lacquering weaponry such as sword sheaths, arrows, and armor.
|Location||142-1 Odatenakano, Kawatsura-cho, Yuzawa-shi|
|Getting there||Take a bus from Yuzawa Station, get off at the Inagawa Chugakko-mae (Middle School) stop, and it is a 10-minute walk.|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Closure dates||Sundays and national holidays.|
|Fees and charges||Free of charge.|