Instructor introductions

Craft masters
Atelier Sakurako
30-15 Kakisaki Shimoda City

What is the specialty of this instructor?

I love and pass on the tradition of Chirimen, crepe craftwork, to people.


Sumiko Yamamoto


Sakurako Chan


It is my 36th year since I move to Shimoda. I am from Hiroshima. I was fascinated by the charm of Izu as soon as I settled here. I began crepe craftwork 25 years ago. I am now familiar with neighborhood and get along with the people around here. I pass on the tradition of crepe craft and the goodness of Shimoda to those who come to Sakurako. People often say I am a modern madam, who loves strolling along the Harris's path.


There are workshop programs from making small workpieces to hanging decorations. I also display handmade goods, for sale. I sell the popular doll named "Sakurako Chan useful for you" at the Kawazu Sakura (cherry blossom) Festival in February.
We are located near the front gate of the famous Gyokusenji Temple. Please visit me at my ’Atelier Sakurako,' an old house filled with charming crepe craftworks and nostalgic funiture. An old jukebox, which is my favorite, is the 1st made in Japan by Victor Company, brought from my hometown in Hiroshima.

My recommendations

Superb view spots of Shimoda recommended by local guides
I love the time of sunset at the Harris's Path at Kakisaki.
Recommended restaurants for lunch that will make you want to come back to Shimoda again
The taste of Ishizuka's soba is wonderful and the hospitality of staffs is quite agreeable, too. The house is in the sukiya style, kept calm, and makes us feel settled.
Recommended accommodations in Shimoda and reasons for them
Minshuku Nomisan is old-fashioned good-natured inn. Guests can stay with casual feeling as if being at their relative's. The mistress is simple and pleasant. I feel nostalgic Showa(era) days, whenever I meet her.

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Variety of crepe craftworks.
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Our trademark, a cherry tree.

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