The profile of Yuki Tessler

I offer Kintsugi and Maki-e workshops in Amsterdam, Delft, Groningen, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and France now. Originally from Saitama, Japan, I began my diverse journey as a stage lighting designer in Tokyo for ten years. I’ve always had a deep interest in traditional Japanese dances and culture.

After moving to the Netherlands with my family in 2019, I developed a newfound appreciation for European architecture and culture, which enhanced my love for Japan’s traditional heritage and techniques. Today, Kintsugi philosophy and the art of urushi (Japanese lacquer) are central to my work. Kintsugi allows me to embrace imperfection both mentally and physically, while exploring urushi gives me insights into Japanese traditions and customs.

It is my pleasure to share the knowledge and techniques of kintsugi to a wide audience to spread Japanese culture and philosophy.

日本の埼玉大宮市で生まれ、20代は東京でフリーランスの舞台照明家として10年間エンターテイメント業界で働く。30代からオーストラリアへ移住、病理学の勉強に目覚めて資格取得後オーストラリアの病院附属解剖病理学ラボで7年間勤務。自然豊かオーストラリアで快適な生活をしていたもののヨーロッパの建築、街並み、文化にあこがれ家族で2019年からオランダへ移住。ヨーロッパの歴史や文化に触発され、また長期の海外生活もあり日本の伝統文化の深み、精神性に強く共感する。現在はオランダ各都市、またフランスで金継ぎや蒔絵のワークショップを提供中。

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