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Upcycle a Piece of Furniture

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Hiroki

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Make your own chair and carry it wherever you go!

Discover the wonder of reclaimed furniture as we shape and assemble your new piece of furniture and discuss the importance minimizing waste plays in Japanese culture. Your finished product will be a prefabricated stool you can carry with you on your future travels. Before calling it a night, we'll warm up with a cup of coffee or tea and chat about your time together.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Prefabricated stool and materials
From ₹5,176
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Hiroki

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
In 2003 I opened a repair studio in the Meguro Interior Shops Community. Mottainai, which stands for regret over wastefulness, inspires me to repair and construct furniture using leftover materials.
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Where you'll be

My studio in Kakinoki-zaka houses an entire crop of materials leftover from prior projects that will be awaiting their transformation into a stool of your own design.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Daniel
June 2018
Our stool-making experience with Hiroki was, hands down, the best Airbnb experience I have ever done! Hiroki and his colleague, Chi, made my group and I very comfortable and made the event a fun-filled learning experience. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Tokyo/Japan!
Our stool-making experience with Hiroki was, hands down, the best Airbnb experience I have ever done! Hiroki and his colleague, Chi, made my group and I very comfortable and made t…
Gyula
February 2018
Hiroki was a knowledgeable and friendly host, patiently walking me through the steps of making a stool. He had every essential piece prepared, so that we can finish the stool in the 2-3 hr timeframe. It was great fun, good learning, a rare gem if you're into crafts.
Hiroki was a knowledgeable and friendly host, patiently walking me through the steps of making a stool. He had every essential piece prepared, so that we can finish the stool in th…
Mary
November 2017
Hiroki sensei and his assistant were so kind and patient with me. It was one of the most memorable experiences from Tokyo! I will remember this for a long time!
Jaime
September 2017
I got there 2 hours late and we still did our activity. He tries his hardest on the language barrier, yet you kinda understand what hes trying to say. Hes a kind soul.
Franco
April 2017
This was our first airbnb experience and suffice to say, it was incredible! Hiroki truly loves his craft and we thoroughly enjoyed learning and making our own chairs. I hope to book this experience again when I return to Tokyo. Highly recommended!
This was our first airbnb experience and suffice to say, it was incredible! Hiroki truly loves his craft and we thoroughly enjoyed learning and making our own chairs. I hope to bo…
Jason
April 2017
This is really a nice experience except that you will need to either take a bus or a taxi to the location. Google map is accurate and helpful. This is really a nice experience as you get to learn more about chair making and the skill set involved to be a professional. For those that wonder how do you bring back the chair, he will remove the screw and put in a paperbag to bring back. Time passed really fast!! Have a try and enjoy it!!!
This is really a nice experience except that you will need to either take a bus or a taxi to the location. Google map is accurate and helpful. This is really a nice experience as…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.