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

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

from 60.00

Experience Includes

  • 15 min - A tour of the studio and overview of Kintsugi.

  • 105 min - Creating your own Kintsugi, with materials & equipment to repair your own kintsugi pottery.

Availability

Wednesday, Thursday
Session 1 (14:00 - 16:30)
Session 2 (19:00 - 21:00)
Friday
Session 1 (14:00 - 16:30)
Saturday
Session 3 (10:00 - 12:00)
Session 1 (14:00 - 16:30)
2nd and 4th Sundays
Session 3 (10:00 - 12:00)
Session 1 (14:00 - 16:30)

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Suginami-ku, Tokyo
40 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with a little English

2 hr Experience

4 people max.


About Kintsugi

Kintsugi | kin・tsu・gee
The art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and powdered gold.

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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.

Customer Reviews

The hosts were wonderful, warm and welcoming and I found something new that I would love to turn into a hobby.
— Katherine, UK, July 2018
The Kuge-sans were so lovely and really knew what they were talking about. The homemade cake was delicious too!
— Sean, Australia, Jan 2019
 

What you'll be taking home!

Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at the latest 24 hours in advance.

  • Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to bring your own pottery.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

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