One day traditional Kintsugi Experience in Kanazawa
Kintsugi is a sustainable repairing method for ceramics, woods and glasses, which allows you to reuse the broken piece after the repair as all the materials I use are natural and safe for body. Once it is repaired, it lasts decades.
Usually it takes at least 1 month to repair a piece, due to the drying process of natural materials that we use for this repair, but in this experience you will see whole the procedure of Kintsugi in 2 hours step by step by practicing with pieces belong to the studio.
- What Kintsugi is, its history
- Which materials are used
- Preparation and application of Glue
- Preparation and application of Paste
- Waterproof coverage
- Decoration with gold: You will practice the gold decoration part on a little souvenir and take it home
Everyday 10:00-12:00 or 13:30-15:30 (max.2 or 3 people per session, please ask for availability)
Fee JPY7,500 (we only accept cash)
Please note that you won't be able to bring and repair your own piece. Please bring a long sleeve shirt and trousers which you have no
problem with dirt. As we are going to use the
sap of poison ivy, it is not recomendable for people who have very sensitive skin. We can not be responsible for your skin reaction of poison
This demonstration will help you to deepen the knowledge of not only Japanese repairing method but also our idea of finding beauty in broken, repair and reuse pieces. This is such a sustainable way to live.
(this is my personal opinion: Kintsugi really helps you to find a peaceful place inside you during the work)
Come and visit my studio to enjoy this Japanese traditional Kintsugi! (5-10mins walk from Kanzawa sta.)
Book your place via contact form!
English below for regular workshops
ゆっくり すこしずつ ていねいに なおす
金曜日 10:00-11:30, 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30
土曜日 10:00-11:30, 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30
Reborn your broken piece and give him another life.
Traditional Kintsugi was invented over 500 years ago. So all the used materials for this repair are natural and this is the reason why the piece after repair is safe for food.
As we use only natural materials should follow the natural drying process, it takes several sessions and months to repair breaks, chips, or cracks as the nature.
This is what I really enjoy about Kintsugi, you can see its progress little by little in certain way.
▷▶︎Kanazawa, Ishikawa(5 mins walk from Kanazawa Sta.)
Dates and time
Fridays 10:00-11:30, 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30
Saturdays 10:00-11:30, 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30
JPY5,500(includes a brush and spatula)
*basic materials are included except decoration materials such as gold, silver, shells etc.
*maximum 2 people per session (semi-private)
*lessons in English and Español are available
*the resin of Urushi tree (poison ivy) which we use for this traditional Kintsugi, might make your skin itch if you touch it directly. So please come with long sleeves and bring an apron.
For any inquiry such as personal or online group lesson, please send a message via contact form.