Learn the Art of Kintsugi (Golden Joinery) Repair in Tokyo

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Kintsugi repair (golden joinery) is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended with a Japanese Urushi lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

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  • *Your party has to be a minimum of 2 PEOPLE to run this activity.
  • You'll get to repair broken ceramics using Japanese Urushi lacquer
  • Each step is taught by an English speaking staff
  • Kintsugi materials will be supplied by us
  • Feel free to ask any questions in English!

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Our studio in central Tokyo (the exact location will be given to you after the booking).

Important Information

**In addition to the monthly workshop, a private class will be considered on Tuesdays OR Fridays.
(Minimum 2 students or more. We DO NOT match you with other group. If you are a solo student who is willing to pay for 2 persons, your booking is acceptable.)

Important Notice:
You will be asked to sign a Waiver of Liability Form prior to the start of your first lesson, as we cannot be responsible or liable for any damage, injury, or health problems that may result from your use of Urushi or Urushi-related products.

What you need to bring

*Must wear a long sleeve shirt as some Urushi lacquer may come into contact with your clothing!

If you have your own broken ceramic, please bring it.
Make sure that your item is small, as it will have to travel with you the entire trip. Alternatively, we will prepare a broken plate for you.

Meet your host :
Mejiro Co.
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  • English (Fluent)

Hello! We, Mejiro Co., proudly offer a wide range of exclusive Japanese products (specifically musical instruments and Urushi lacquer items).

Our store is distinctive in that we sell authentic, high-quality Japanese goods that are truly unique to the culture. We are unique in that we have full-time bilingual staff who can answer questions by email, phone, or directly in our store. In this way, we are set apart from many other Japanese retailers who have English websites but no actual English speakers on staff.

Hoping to see you soon!
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Review (1)

  • Simon Simon

    Extensive class in English in 2 to 3 hours

    Very detailed class covering all the different steps of Kintsugi in only 2 to 3 hours. Very nice instructors and you'll be able to take your creations home