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Kintsugi Pottery Repair Workshop

by Beauty of Japan Duration 1h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $63

Study the ancient Japanese technique of kintsugi, repairing broken pottery with a lacquer mixed with gold or other premium metals. Discover how this process incorporates cracks as a beautiful element of design and work with a master to perfect your own kintsugi.

Meet with a kintsugi artisan and learn about the fundamentals of this Japanese art that seeks to derive beauty from what is broken. A plain or attractive bowl or plate assumes a divine quality thanks to the golden lacquer, the shimmering veins emphasizing—rather than attempting to hide—the natural and beautiful cracking pattern.

Traditional lacquer was made with poison ivy, but you work with a less volatile substitute that allows for a safe experience. Work to repair your own piece of pottery with the help of a master, all while wearing samue, a casual traditional Japanese attire. At the end of your workshop, bring your repaired pottery home with you.

Study the ancient Japanese technique of kintsugi, repairing broken pottery with a lacquer mixed with gold or other premium metals. Discover how this process incorporates cracks as a beautiful element of design and work with a master to perfect your own kintsugi.

Meet with a kintsugi artisan and learn about the fundamentals of this Japanese art that seeks to derive beauty from what is broken. A plain or attractive bowl or plate assumes a divine quality thanks to the golden lacquer, the shimmering veins emphasizing—rather than attempting to hide—the natural and beautiful cracking pattern.

Traditional lacquer was made with poison ivy, but you work with a less volatile substitute that allows for a safe experience. Work to repair your own piece of pottery with the help of a master, all while wearing samue, a casual traditional Japanese attire. At the end of your workshop, bring your repaired pottery home with you.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

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$62.68

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

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3:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

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7:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

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Kintsugi Pottery Repair Workshop

Activity Location

Saideigama

4-6-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

Tokyo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Saideigama

    4-6-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

    Tokyo


Highlights

  • Chance to experience a unique expression of Japanese art

  • Friendly & informative instructor helps you to make repairs

  • Traditional casual dress worn as you work on your project

  • Beautiful, repaired pottery makes perfect take-home keepsake

  • Immersion in Japanese art & culture through hands-on craft


Inclusions

  • Pottery repairing experience

  • Lesson fee

  • Equipment rental

  • Repaired pottery souvenir


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Kintsugi Pottery Repair Workshop ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 Jun 22, 2018

Conveniently located. A lovely atmosphere. We had a great time. Staff were very helpful, informative and spoke enough English to communicate with us. We will be booking again! And recommending to our friends

Evelyn E

United States