Kintsugi Experience in Tokyo

Classes & Workshops in Tokyo

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4.5 out of 5

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Learn Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold, during this 60-minute lesson.  Use this technique to repair pottery while delving into this beautiful Japanese traditional craft. Get a unique perspective of the culture of Japan and learn the Japanese view of objects: that objects are meant to be broken and repaired; not thrown out. Wear a 'samue,' traditional craftsman garb, and then take home a unique souvenir when the 1-hour lesson is over.
Discover the Japanese technique of transforming broken ceramic objects into revitalized art pieces, Kintsugi. This 1-hour class invites you to learn how the Japanese view objects -- they are meant to be broken and repaired, not thrown out. Don a traditional samue while using a lacquer substitute mixed with gold to repair plates and cups. Then, when the lesson has concluded, take home a Kintsugi art piece as a keepsake of this unique experience.

What’s included

  • Lesson fee
  • Souvenir
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All necessary equipment included