A studio of Zen Tanaka, On-akaganeshi (a traditional name of copper craftsmen). Tanaka, the 19th master of a housing infrastructure manufacturer with 400 years of history, has revived his former profession On-akaganeshi. All the copper products are made to order. The products’ range include tableware, accessories, decorative objects and other items. Tanaka listens to the guest’s request, and makes a unique product to their specifications. Each of the items are finished by hammering, giving them an impressive, warm and dignified look. An attractive character of copper is that it wears slightly as the product is used, and develops a feel and texture unique to the owner.

Necklaces, tie clips, and other fashion accessories are also popular. You can order the size and motif of your choice and get a unique, custom-made piece.

Lined up hammers for copper forging. All different sizes of hammers are prepared to make every kind of copper product.

Watching Tanaka finishing the product before your eyes is an exceptional experience. Gently and finely designed copper products have warmth and make you love them even more deeply as you use them.

Tazen 1F, 1-12-40, Ichiban-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai
TEL: 022-225-6858 (reservation required)
Open: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Closed: No scheduled holidays