Detouur

Kansai Area

Handprint your own paper with magnolia woodblocks

Handprint your own paper with magnolia woodblocks

from 28.00

*$28 is the price per participant

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


Karakami Koban-suri (large prints):

  • 10 min - Introduction to kyokarakami

  • 10-20min - A demonstration of the karakami process

  • 30-40min - Choosing a woodblock design and making your own koban-suri karakami (large washi prints)

  • 5min - Browsing the shop while your karakami is packed up

Availability |
Holiday hours: The studio will be closed December 28-January 7.

Karakami Kit

Tuesday through Friday

Session 1 (11:00 - 12:00)

Session 2 (14:00-15:00)

Session 3 (16:00-17:00)

Karakami Koban-Suri

Wednesday-Friday

Session 1 (10:30-11:30)

Session 2 (13:30-14:30)

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 and English

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)

 Karakami Koban Suri (Large prints)

Karakami Koban Suri (Large prints)

Things to note |

  • This experience is offered in Japanese and English.

  • 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.