Kintsugi in 1 Day
· Experience the basics of Kintsugi in one day
I'm an award-winning artist who has been practicing the traditional Japanese craft of kintsugi since 1972. My pieces have been exhibited in Paris and other international cities.
While it usually takes more than a month to finish a kintsugi piece, Showzi has developed this lesson so we can experience the craftsmanship in the space of an afternoon. At Showzi's workshop, he will guide us through applying lacquer and 24-karat gold powder using the traditional techniques and methods. At the end, you will get to take home your own Kintsugi piece.
Tea and coffee
We will prepare the necessary tools as well as a ceramic cup which you'll do the Kintsugi on and take home at the end.
At the end of the session you'll be taking home your own Kintsugi ceramic cup, decorated with 24-karat gold. This is worth about 100 usd or 10,000 JPY.
We will meet and have the workshop at Showzi's studio. Very easy access from either Ikebukuro or Shinjuku. Closest station is Ochiai Minami Nagasaki or Higashi Nagasaki.