Create Kintsugi pottery in Tokyo today.
Learn from an authentic master
Mend broken ceramics with gold and take home your unique masterpiece.
Learn the history and varying styles of this uniquely Japanese ceramic joinery.
Taught by Yoshiko and Yoshiichiro at their studio – artisans with 30 years experience in Kintsugi.
¥10,000 per person, 4 people maximum.
2 hour experience in Tokyo, Suginami-ku
What you’ll be doing
15 mins: A tour the studio and overview of Kintsugi
105 mins: Create your own Kintsugi gold pottery
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Things to note
A detailed itinerary with address will be sent to you after payment.
Let us know if you’d like to BYO broken pottery when you book. Otherwise, we’ll provide one for you.
Check out our cancellation policy here.
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 and Buddhist aesthetic value of 'wabi-sabi', or the acceptance of imperfection as part of beauty.