Kintsugi/ aizome Japanese workshop

“MOZOZUKURI” workshop

Kintsugi workshop

DetailsModern Modern & AuthenticAuthentic
How many days?1 Day2 Days4 Days
How long?3~4 hours2 hours each session
(2 separated days)
1.5 hour each session
(4 separated days)
How much is cost?Adult € 36ppAdult €42ppAdult €56pp
Food/drink safety for Kintsugi potteries★★★★★★★★★
Eco-friendly★★★★★★★★★
Quality of finish★★★★★★★★★★★★
Time consuming★★★★★★★★★★
What can I bring?
If you don`t have any broken potteries, please see the below*
Your broken plate or cup Your broken plate or cup
Your broken plate or cup
What type of Kinstugi

We will use Epoxy glue to put pieces together. Then, you paint SHIN Urushi (golden paint)
(1 DAY)- Put pieces back together with Epoxy glue.
-Fill in gaps with Urushi.
(2 DAY)- Paint Urushi or SHIN Urushi /brush golden powder.

We will use Urushi for all processes which are traditional way to restore potteries. This is the most delicate finish.
Can I use sea glasses?
*See the details below
YesYesYes
Minimum number2 people1 person1 person

We will contact you regarding to your workshop schedule by email and mobile phone message. Please contact us if you have not hear from us within few days.


If you don`t have any broken potteries, we will provide a bowl or a plate(excluded from workshop cost)

A bowlA plate
Cost (3~5€)Cost (5~7€)

What is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, the 400-year-old technique actually highlights the “scars” as a part of the design. Using this as a metaphor for healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient.

NOTE: Please do not use dishwasher/microwave for Kintsugi products

Urishi:

If urushi comes into direct contact with the skin it can create an irritation. However there are some people who have no reaction to contact with Urushi. We advise you to wear gloves while working with Urushi.

Sea glass:

You can purchase sea glasses in the workshop if you want to use them for your workshop. They are genuine sea glasses and the prices will be changed depending on size and quantity.

Kids Kintsugi workshop (School holiday special)


Required time: 2~2.5h
Place: Delft (minimum 2 children) or other locations according to your request(minimum 4 children)
Minimum age: 6 years old~15 years old
Fee: €10pp

We provide a plate that child can perform Kintsugi

Aizome workshop

DetailsTie dyed aizomeaizome with Batik
How many days?1 day1 days
How long is each workshop3.5 hours4.5 hours
How much is costAdult €33pp, Child €16ppAdult €38pp, Child €18pp
What can I bring? Please bring your own cotton cloth (it is not more than 200g)Nothing.We will provide a small bandana 25 cm sq
Details for workshopYou can experience japanese indigo dyeing.You can experience Japanese indigo dyeing with Batik.
Minimum number 2 people2 people

What is aizome?

In Japan, Tateai, which is native to Indonesia, is said to have been introduced from China during the Asuka period (6th century).

In the Kamakura period (14th century), the darkest indigo colour was called “KACHI-IRO” and Sumurai believed this coloured kimono brought them luck during Samurai wars. Therefore aizome clothes were very popular amongst Samurai. Then, in the Edo period (17th century), aizome was used to dye for various items such as kimono, work clothes, Japanese half curtains (NOREN) so on. The city of Edo was full of indigo.

However, due to the recent importing of cheap Indian indigo and chemically synthesised artificial indigo, aizome dyeing nearly disappeared. Tokushima Prefecture supported famers who produced Tadeai and aizome industries. Tadeai is now produced as a craft crop and natural indigo products are also produced as Japanese traditional goods.

Benefits of aizome

Aizome was imported to ancient Japan as a medicine from China for treating food poisoning, fever and for nutritional fortification.It has since been shown to reduce amount of stress related Nitric oxide and Prostaglandin in the body.

  • anti- insect properties
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Fire Protection-Aizome dyeing makes fabrics fire resistant so they used to use as uniforms for firefighters during EDO period.

Material Strength-Materials dyed with aizome have a 30% increase in strength as opposed to a 10% decrease in strength of fabrics treated with chemical dyeing. Beside the sheer beauty of the finished product they are many reasons why people love aizome products so much.

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