2:00 PM – Hakone Gora Park Craft House: A One-of-a Kind Work of Art
After a visit to the museum, let’s try creating artwork of your own. From the Pola Museum of Art, take the Hakone Tozan Bus (route S) bound for Gora (OH57).
Hakone Gora Park Craft House is a workshop where visitors can try glass blowing and ceramics. It is located at Hakone Gora Park, a 10 minutes’ walk from Gora Station. Reservations are not required here, and you can take the finished product back home with you. (Some glass and ceramic works will be sent in the mail after completion. Overseas shipping is also available.)
Lampwork beads and sandblasting goods can be taken home on the same day.
Lampwork beads are small glass balls that contain a hole. They are made by wrapping melted glass around a metallic rod. After they cool for around 50 minutes, participants can turn the beads into accessories such as key rings. You can use different colors and patterns to make your own original creation. The basic fee for the beads is 2,500 yen, with an additional charge of 470 yen and up for key rings. For necklaces, the additional charge is 500 yen and up. All prices including tax.
Sandblasting is an etching technique where fine sand is blown onto a glass surface. Participants can choose from over a hundred types of patterns and make their own glass art. It is simple, so even those who are not used to this type of activity can have fun. The cost for the glass is 2,000 yen and up, and the patterns start at 100 yen per design. All prices including tax.
The staff will help you, so first-time participants don’t have to worry. Your artwork from this workshop will be something lasting and memorable from Hakone.
The admission fee of Hakone Gora Park ordinarily costs 550 yen including tax for adults. With the Hakone Freepass admission is free.