Jun. 19, 2023 UPDATE

''Kintsugi" workshop -Learn from nationally recognized master craftsmen-

Time10:00-13:00 (3 hours (approx.))
* Per person / Tax included / Advance payment(paypal)
* Includes materials and vessels
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Jun. 19, 2023 UPDATE

''Kintsugi" workshop -Learn from nationally recognized master craftsmen-

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10:00-13:00 (3 hours (approx.))
* Per person / Tax included / Advance payment(paypal)
* Includes materials and vessels
Tour Details
■ Details
・Private experience
・Starting time  10:00 / 14:00 * Flexibility to change
・5 people max
 *If you would like more than 5 people to participate, please contact us
  *Minimum 2 persons / For 1 person, the fee is for 2 persons
・Date       Everyday *Please inquire by 12:00 p.m. the day before
・Location     7-7 Nishi-suyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8833
・Offered in Japanese, with friendly Sharing Kyoto guide interpreting in English
・Local meeting and local breakup

■ Overview
Kintsugi is a traditional technique that adds a wonderful touch to damaged objects. This technique symbolically represents the Japanese sense of beauty (acceptance of imperfection) and the spirit of valuing things. The restored object is transformed into a completely new and unique object while retaining the story of the past, so that it can be used with love and care again.

In this session, you will learn directly from a master craftsman who has been engaged in the creation and restoration of Buddhist ritual objects for over 50 years, and is recognized by the government as a traditional craftsman who maintains advanced skills and techniques, and has also received the Order of Merit. Interacting with artisans who have been creating traditional Japanese crafts may be an opportunity to expand your world.

■ What you’ll do
Choose a vessel and learn the technique of restoring it using gold powder.

During the process of drying, while enjoying tea and sweets with vessels created and repaired by the instructor, you will also see and hear about the instructor's wide range of works, including Buddhist altars, and learn about the interesting history of traditional crafts.

The restored vessels will be placed in a wooden box for you to take home.

* The original traditional technique of hon-kintsugi, using lacquer, is a process that takes at least one month to complete, so it cannot be done during this experience, but you will be taught the process!

■ Included
◎ Kintsugi experience fee (includes materials and vessels)
◎ English Interpretation
△ (Option) Bring your own vessels or change to antique vessels
✖ Food and Drinks, Transportation costs

■ Who can attend
Children must be 12+
*Children under 12 may experience one vessel with a parent or guardian / fee is for one person

■ What to wear
Clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Aprons, arm covers, and gloves will be provided.

■ Contact Us
   If you have any questions, please contact us at
    E-mail  hello@sharing-kyoto.co.jp
    Phone  +81-(0)75-254-7485

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・You may bring your own vessels.
  *If the instructor determines that kintsugi is not possible due to cracks or other reasons,
  you will experience kintsugi with a prepared vessel.
  Please send us a photo of the vessel before the class so that we can check it.
・If you wish to use antique vessels, please let us know on the day.
  *Additional fees (from 2,000 yen/market value) will be required.
・Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
・Please book at least 12:00 p.m. the day before (Office hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
・Those under 18 years of age cannot apply
・The experience may be cancelled or postponed at short notice, or the content may be changed
 due to traffic conditions, etc.
・The experience may be filmed and posted on social networking sites or used in articles
・We may share your responses to surveys and reviews on our social networking
 sites and in the media
About Cancellations
・Free of charge if cancelled up to 2 days before the workshop date,
 30% up to the day before, 100% on the day of the workshop
・Bank transfer fees for refunds in the event of cancellation will be borne by the customer
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