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Musical Box Workshop

Rokko International Musical Box Museum has a musical box production studio that utilizes the research and technology unique to museums.
Why don't you make musical box by yourself with "Musical Box Workshop" and experience the technology?
With the explanation and support of the staff involved in the production, knowledge about musical box spreads, new discoveries will be completed and musical box will be completed.

way to participate

Individual

To prevent new coronavirus infection,
Reservations will be required for the time being.
For reservations, call (078-891-1284) Jalan's reservation page We are accepting from.

* Please note that the deadline will be closed as soon as the seats are full.

Group

For the time being, we are refusing to make reservations for groups to ease congestion. Please note.

event date
Held every day (except closed days)
open time
Weekdays 11: 30/13: 30/15: 30
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, from 30:30 every hour from 10:30 to 15:30 in summer
Target age
3rd grade and above
* Children up to the lower grades of elementary school should participate with their parents.

General course Participation fee: 1,650 yen (tax included, admission fee not included) Working time: about 30 minutes

Easy to make your own musical box!

STEP.1 Select song and case

《Song》
Choose your favorite song from the repertoire of about 40 songs.

"Case"
We offer cases that suit various scenes, such as a simple transparent case that makes it easy to see the movement of the musical box, and a wooden case with a cute carving.

* Prices vary depending on the case.

STEP.2 Assembly (attachment)

This is the most important task in determining the tone of the musical box. Manually adjust the cylinder and comb to a position where you can hear a clean sound, and fix them with screws using a screwdriver. The tone, volume, and rhythm will change with fine adjustment. The craftsmen who are normally involved in the production will give careful advice, so you can work with peace of mind.

STEP.3 Box set (Hakogumi), completed

Include musical box in the case. The case has the role of amplifying the vibration of comb teeth and enriching the sound. It is completed when the box assembly is completed.

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If you decorate a mascot, it looks like a musical box.

Advanced course Participation fee: 3,100 yen ~ (tax included, admission fee not included) Working time: about 45 minutes

For those who want a more authentic production experience!

It is a production experience of "“Kobe Musical Box”", an original brand born from the research and technology of Rokko International Musical Box Museum. You can also experience the work process from assembling fine parts, and you can make a higher quality musical box with your own hands.

STEP.1 Select song and case

《Song》
Please choose from a repertoire of over 300 songs arranged by the arrangement staff.

"Case"
We offer cases that suit various occasions, such as a beautifully-sounding wooden case and a photo frame to decorate a memorial photo.

* Prices vary depending on the case.

STEP.2 Assembly of parts (Kumitate)

We perform assembly work of fine parts such as caulking of cylinder and winding of mainspring.

《Cylinder crimping work》
Fix the cylinder to the musical box frame.

《Mainspring winding up》
Involve the mainspring, the power of musical box. Even a small mechanism has a long iron plate.

STEP.3 Assembly (attachment)

This is the most important task in determining the tone of the musical box. Manually adjust the cylinder and comb to a position where you can hear a clean sound, and fix them with screws using a screwdriver. The tone, volume, and rhythm will change with fine adjustment.

STEP.4 Box set (Hakogumi), completed

Include musical box in the case. The case has the role of amplifying the vibration of comb teeth and enriching the sound. It is completed when the box assembly is completed.

“Kobe Musical Box” commitment

In the production of “Kobe Musical Box”, we are particular about the tone color, and while checking each sound with a dedicated machine and ear, craftsmen scrape comb teeth and tune to the sound necessary for playing the song.

“Kobe Musical Box” production

Case example

  • 12-sided transparent case
    12-sided transparent case

    General course: 1,650 yen (tax included)
    Advanced course: 3,100 yen (tax included)

    It is a simple case. You can also decorate a lot.
    * Topping accessories are charged separately.

  • Plastic photo frame (transparent / gold)
    Plastic photo frame (transparent / gold)

    General course: 2,000 yen (tax included)
    Advanced course: 3,500 yen (tax included)

    Popular photo frame! !
    Two types, transparent type that shows the contents and chic and fashionable gold
    I have it.

  • DIY musical box
    DIY musical box

    3,500 yen (tax included)
     

    Like the puzzle kit, you will combine each part by yourself. A colorful musical box is completed.
    Only this musical box can be purchased for takeaway. Recommended as a souvenir or for those who want to make it at home.
    * musical box songs cannot be selected.
    *Production time for one piece is approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and a half.
    * Instructions on how to make, driver, and bond are included.

Click here for a list of cases