Kansai Area

Transform a broken bowl with this centuries-old technique (Kyoto)

Transform a broken bowl with this centuries-old technique (Kyoto)

from 200.00

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Experience Includes |

10 min - Choosing what item to repair with the kintsugi method

60 min - Repairing selected item with kintsugi method with instruction from host

20 min - Learning about the fascinating history of kintsugi while drinking freshly prepared matcha from antique tea bowls repaired with kintsugi by the instructor.

You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |


(If your group has 5 members or more, weekends are also available. Please contact us at for more information)

Session 1 (10:30~12:00)
Session 2 (13:30~15:00)
Session 3 (16:30~18:00)

Number of Participants:


Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
25 min. from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

90 min Experience

8 people max.

About Kintsugi |

Kintsugi | Kin・Tsoo・Gee

In the practice of kintsugi, which means “golden joinery”, cracked pottery is given a second life through the binding power of gold lacquer. Although there are multiple theories, it is 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 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.


Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 7 days in advance

  • Children must be 6+ years to participate.

  • There is a chance that materials used (glue etc) could get on clothes, so please dress accordingly.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.