Detouur

Kansai Area

Handprint your own paper with magnolia woodblocks

Handprint your own paper with magnolia woodblocks

from 100.00

See our other Kansai experiences here.

Experience Includes |

Karakami Kit (message cards):

  • 10 min - Introduction to kyokarakami

  • 5min - A demonstration of the karakami process

  • 45min - Making your own karakami print message cards

  • 10min - Browsing the shop while your karakami is packed up

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 |

Karakami Kit

Tuesday through Friday

Session 1 (11:00 - 12:00)

Session 2 (14:00-15:00)

Session 3 (16:00-17:00)

Note:

Experience unavailable on Japanese public holidays.

If you are a group of 4 or more people but the above slots do not work for your schedule, please contact us to arrange a time that suits you at info@detouur.com.

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Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
15 min. from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

1 hr Experience

6 people max.


About Kyokarakami |

Kyokarakami | kyo-ka-ra-ka-mee
Japanese woodblock printing

Kyokarakami, which translates to “Tang Chinese paper”, is delicately printed paper that was mostly used by aristocrats to write poems and letters beginning in the Tang Dynasty in China. The woodblock used to create the traditional designs of kyokarakami must be hand-carved from magnolia wood, and the patterns printed are mostly patterns passed down from ancient times that are inspired by nature. As Japan began producing its own kyokarakami in Kyoto during the Heian Period, kyokarakami became a popular material for interior design. Throughout Japanese history, it was used as screens on sliding doors, as wallpaper, and as interior decoration. Kyokarakami is still produced today and commonly found in Japanese stationary and interior design. Discover the creative and calming process of printing intricate patterns on washi paper with kyokarakami.

Karakami Kit (message cards)

Karakami Kit (message cards)

Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance

  • This experience utilizes water-based paint that should wash out. However, as a precautionary measure, please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

  • Children 6-11 years of age must be parentally supervised.

  • Experience unavailable on Japanese public holidays.

  • If you are a group of 4 or more people but the listed slots do not work for your schedule, please contact us to arrange a time that suits you at info@detouur.com.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

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