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Kintsugi workshop, natural lacquer.

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Experience hosted by David

7 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

3 hour course. This course focuses on traditional, lacquer based kintsugi from beginning to end. I takes place in the beautiful countryside of Nara, Japan. I only use natural lacquer from beginning to end and no polymer putties. This course provides a chance to work with real lacquer to get a piece back together and then work with metal application on a different piece. We will also talk about the entire process from beginning to end and as part of the materials there is a 169 page pdf file with about 145 photos. Because of the nature of lacquer and the drying times needed the piece won't have a lot of strength so to transport it home you will need to handle carefully for a couple of days. The supplies are enough to do 10 to 20 small to medium repairs or several large repairs. It isn't possible to finish a
piece in this course because of the drying times necessary for natural lacquer. There is no way to rush the natural process.
3 hour course. This course focuses on traditional, lacquer based kintsugi from beginning to end. I takes place in the beautiful countryside of Nara, Japan. I only use natural lacquer from beginning to end and no polymer putties. This course provides a chance to work with real lacquer to get a piece back together and then work with metal application on a different piece. We will also talk about the entire process from beginning to end and as pa…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea, coffee and water along with light snacks are provided.
From ₹23,944
/ person
Wed, 28 Oct
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
₹23,944 per person
₹23,944 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
₹23,944 per person
₹23,944 per person
Fri, 30 Oct
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
₹23,944 per person
₹23,944 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I’m Dave Pike and I have lived in Japan since 1994.
If you would like to learn kintsugi in English at the highest level there is no one better qualified than me. Most places that teach, even in Japan, use glue first and then cover that with lacquer. I don’t. I use lacquer from the beginning.
I have done kintsugi professionally since 2008 and studied with an award winning lacquer artist for many years to get a deeper, more rounded understanding of lacquer, gold and silver, essential to doing kintsugi at a professional level. I have taught workshops and given talks internationally and in Japan, teaching people from Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and North America in my beginners 3 hour workshop, beginner/intermediate 3 day workshop, and advanced 10 day workshop.
I am the only person teaching in English from beginner through advanced.
I’m Dave Pike and I have lived in Japan since 1994.
If you would like to learn kintsugi in English at the highest level there is no one better qualified than me. Most places that teach, even in Japan, use glue first and then cover that with lacquer. I don’t. I use lacquer from the beginning.
I have done kintsugi professionally since 2008 and studied with an award winning lacquer artist for many years to get a deeper, more rounded understanding of lacquer, gold and silver, essential to…
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Where you'll be

We will do the workshop at a beautiful studio in the countryside of Nara, Japan. There is a view of tea fields and rice paddies.

Choose from available dates

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  • Wed, 28 Oct
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Sat, 31 Oct
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Sun, 1 Nov
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Mon, 2 Nov
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Tue, 3 Nov
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person
  • Wed, 4 Nov
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    ₹23,944 per person

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 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Natural lacquer can cause a skin reaction in some people so I will provide gloves and paper masks. You should wear a long sleeve shirt and pants.

What to bring

Long sleeve shirt