Kintsugi gold repair workshop (Meguro)

Kintsugi gold repair workshop (Meguro)

from 180.00

$180 per person

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Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Number of Participants:

Transform a broken bowl with this 500-year old technique using pure gold dust (Meguro)


  • Location: Meguro, Tokyo

  • 2.5 hour

  • 8 people max

  • Group experience

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German/Spanish interpretation available upon request)

Symbolic beauty

In the practice of kintsugi, which means “golden joinery”, cracked pottery is given a second life through the binding power of gold lacquer. It’s said that this technique may have originated in the late 15th century when the shogun of Japan sent back damaged pottery to China, only  to have it returned, unsatisfactorily fixed with metal staples. In response, craftsmen came up with the alternative technique of kintsugi to repair such items. This technique perfectly represents the Japanese aesthetic value of 'wabi-sabi', or the acceptance of imperfection as part of beauty, which has its origins in Buddhist philosophy. Celebrating the beauty of brokenness, Kintsugi not only produces unique pottery but is powerfully symbolic.

What you’ll do

Learn about the history and techniques of this ancient art and repair your own broken item using gold dust and lacquer.

Who can attend

Children must be 7+

What to wear/Bring

Please bring your own piece of broken/chipped pottery to repair.
Please wear practical clothing

What else you should know

  • Please bring your own broken pottery with you to use in the kintsugi experience. Please let us know if you have any questions about this.  

  • The object that you repair cannot be put in the microwave, dishwasher, oven. Please do not scrub the object with any harsh materials. The object should be kept generally at room temperature (less than 60 degrees celsius). The repaired portion will take time to dry so please do not touch it on the way home.


Session 1 (10:00-12:30) Session 2 (13:00-15:30) Session 3 (16:00-18:30)

Session 1 (10:00-12:30)


40 minutes from Tokyo Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.


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Customer Reviews

It is our first time attending a kintsugi class. A really good idea to have a translator with us. Time passes very quickly but we managed to get our art work completed! My Daughter and I had a wonderful time.
— K.W, Singapore, March 2019