The otaka poppo is a wooden figure carved in the shape of a hawk and it it considered one of Yonezawa's traditional crafts. You can paint a figure of your own at workshops like Yozan.
Otaka Poppo Painting
Weaving & Dyeing
Wakuwaku-kan Fabric Weaving and Dyeing
Weave with a traditional loom and use safflower, indigo, and other such dyes to create beautiful patterns on fabric.
This form of quiltmaking was a job that the wives of lower-class samurai of the Uesugi clan once performed. Have fun making your very own quilt at this workshop. Beginners are welcome!
Get Familiar with Yonezawa
Souvenirs & Crafts
Nature & Flowers
Upon arrival in Yonezawa