Kintsugi gold repair workshop - Tea and cake included!
Learn kintsugi from a charming artist/potter couple, who have decades of experience teaching this delicate and ancient technique. Tea + cake break included!Itinerary
What you’ll do
Learn about the history and techniques of this ancient art and kintsugi-repair your own broken item using gold dust and lacquer. Tea + cake break included!
In the practice of kintsugi, which means “golden joinery”, cracked pottery is given a second life through the binding power of gold lacquer. It’s said that this technique may have originated in the late 15th century when the shogun of Japan sent back damaged pottery to China, only to have it returned, unsatisfactorily fixed with metal staples. In response, craftsmen came up with the alternative technique of kintsugi to repair such items. This technique perfectly represents the Japanese aesthetic value of 'wabi-sabi', or the acceptance of imperfection as part of beauty, which has its origins in Buddhist philosophy. Celebrating the beauty of brokenness, Kintsugi not only produces unique pottery but is powerfully symbolic.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Suginami City, Tokyo, Japan
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.