Industrial tourism

Launching Instagram

We are pleased to inform you that we opened official Instagram account.
We hope you to check up our latest information.

Account: nousaku_global

Exhibition and Workshop held at NOUSAKU CUBE

An exhibition “History of Birudan-washi” is now open at NOUSAKU CUBE, the gallery space in our foundry/headquarter. The Birudan-washi (Japanese paper) has 400-year history in Birudan, Asahi-machi in Toyama and Mr. Kawahara is the only one craftsman who inherits the technique and tradition.

We hope you to enjoy the beautiful world of Birudan-washi.

Period: 10:00 – 18:00 from January 15 to February 28, 2018
Location: Nousaku foundry/headquarter (Office park 8-1, Takaoka city, Toyama)
Price: Admission free

In addition, a workshop to make a pinwheel with Birudan-washi is also open on the following dates. You can make and bring your original pinwheel with the washi and our brass part.

Date: January 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat) and 28th (Sun)
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past every hour: last admission at 17:45)
Price: JPY 1,000 (incl. tax) – No reservation required
Contact: 0766-63-0001

We are looking forward to your visit!

NOUSAKU Winter Garden to be Opened

We are pleased to announce that a winter festival “NOUSAKU Winter Garden” will be held at our foundry.
You can enjoy Kamakura (igloo in Japanese) from January 16th to 23rd and a special factory tour on February 4th and 11th, 2018 (a reservation is required for the factory tour).

You will also have an opportunity to get a special gift if you try workshop or purchase our items at our shop (the minimum price is set to get the special gift).

For more details, please kindly contact us at
Please enjoy winter seasons at Nousaku with your family and/or friends.

Period: from January 4th to February 28th, 2018
Location: Nousaku foundry (Office park 8-1, Takaoka city, Toyama)

Season’s Greetings from NOUSAKU

We wish you a happy holiday season and joyful New Year 2018.

Last year was memorial year for us since our new office and foundry was opened. We sincerely appreciate your support and encouragement over the past years.

We will keep making efforts and hope to receive your continued patronage in this year.

President & CEO
January 1st, 2018

Holiday Notice from NOUSAKU

We would like to announce that we will be close as below for winter holidays in Japan. For inquiries and orders received within the period, we will be back to you as soon as possible after our return to work.

  • Office, workshop space “NOUSAKU LAB” and café “IMONO KITCHEN”
    From December 29th, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018
    From 12: 00 on December 28th, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018
  • Shops

Office Relocation Announcement

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU has founded a new office/foundry with a concept of “Industrial Tourism”.The new office/foundry is on the grounds of approximate 1.4 ha and can accommodate total of over 50,000 visitors a year.You can actually feel the technique depth of craftmen supporting traditional industry in the new foundry.

In the building, we have a direct shop “FACTORY SHOP” where you can see/purchase limited items, a café “IMONO KITCHEN” where you can enjoy local foods with NOUSAKU tablewares, a tourist information center “TOYAMA DOORS” where we provide tourist information of Toyama prefecture which is recommended by NOUSAKU, a workshop “NOUSAKU LAB” where you can try hands-on activities.










We are all looking forward to your visit.

President & CEO

Please visit here for more details.

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