TSUBAMESANJO Ambassador Tour for International Residents

We held a monitoring tour for widely promoting Tsubamesanjo’s regional resources and other information to foreign countries.

We are welcoming more international Tsubamesanjo fans!


【Date】March 1, 2024 (Friday)

【Number of participants】8 people from 7 countries (Germany, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Vietnam, China, India)

【Event contents】                   

1.Tea ceremony by ThreeSnow at Meijiya                                                        2.Se-Abura Ramen (Pork Fat Ramen) at Fuushi                                                    3.Hammering Copper Experience by Susa Makoto   

                         4.Factory tour by SUWADA Blacksmith Works, Inc.                                                  5.Forged Knife Factory Tour by Hinoura Hamono                                                          6.Shopping at Tsubamesanjo Wing

【Comments from participants】

  • Workshop was interesting.
  • I really liked the experience of making something with my own hands and to see the process of how the things were made.
  • Ever since I started living in Niigata, I haven't explored much so I was really excited to know more about Niigata and its history.
  • Seeing craftmanship up close was very inspiring and made me want to support their craft. It made me want to cherish it.
  • Because the explanations were very easy to understand and I felt pretty close to Japanese culture in the Japanese style room.
  • I enjoyed the Copper experience because it provided a hands-on opportunity to learn about traditional craftsmanship firsthand. Being able to observe skilled artisans at work and even try my hand at crafting copper items allowed me to appreciate the intricate process behind this age-old art form.
  • I appreciated the diversity of activities offered during the tour, which catered to various interests and provided a well-rounded experience of Tsubamesanjo. The organization of the event was commendable, and the guides were knowledgeable and engaging.
    Offering translations or interpretation services in multiple languages can accommodate the diverse linguistic backgrounds of international residents and enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the tour. This can include providing bilingual guides, informational materials, or audio guides to ensure all participants can fully participate and engage with the activities.


Tsubamesanjo is a region that supports people’s lives through manufacturing. Through the people who live in Tsubamesanjo, we will show you the appeal of our products, food, and sake. This is the spirit of Tsubamesanjo.

Event in Vancouver: Made in Tsubamesanjo - Traditional Craftsmanship

Tsubamesanjo in Niigata prefecture, Japan, is known for its metal industry with a history of 400 years. Recently, the long-inherited and traditional techniques, such as Tsuiki copperware and blacksmithing have evolved to create attractive goods suitable for modern life, including kitchenware, tableware, and the like.

For approximately two months, carefully selected over 100 Tsubamesanjo products will be on display and available for purchase at ENISHI (concept space by ITSUMO, a Vancouver specialty store).

Discover the authentic and exciting products directly from Tsubamesanjo!

[Event in Vancouver: Made in Tsubamesanjo – Traditional Craftsmanship]

Date: October 14th – December 24th, 2023

Venue: ENISHI (concept space by ITSUMO)

(269 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1J7)




A special brochure created in collaboration with Cheesie-san, a popular influencer and Niigata-lover, is now available!
You can find must-visit places in Niigata, Tsubamesanjo through attractive seasonal itineraries.
This will help you prepare for your trip to Japan.

Special thanks to Cheesie (@Cheeserland)!