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Tokyo Kintsugi Workshop: Simple Gold Repair Class near Shin Koenji

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An unforgettable experience

Reviewed by: Robin Curran, 2022/08/07

Do not miss this amazing experience. Yoshiichiro and Yoshiko take you on a memorable journey into an ancient art form and offer a glimpse into the Japanese culture that most tourists miss entirely. I had seen an article on Kintsugi long ago and the whole philosophy behind it fascinated me so I sought this out when I came to Japan to visit my son. Choosing the right person to instruct you is critical, and this lovely couple could not have been more welcoming. I was greeted with smiles, delicious tea and homemade Japanese sweets and felt right at home. Their method of instruction, with a nice balance between verbal and written instruction in English and hands on demonstration was perfect. And I was given the piece of pottery I repaired, lovingly packaged for the trip home. I am confident I could not have chosen a better option for this activity elsewhere. I plan to continue my Kintsugi learning journey; In fact, I went out the next day and purchased the supplies with the help of Yoshiko and I am excited to begin my first project after arriving home.

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Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2022/08/06
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Lovely kintsugi experience with skilled, welcoming hosts

Reviewed by: Yen, 2022/07/11

I highly recommend this kintsugi experience to anyone looking to try their hand at this traditional Japanese art! The hosts are kind and welcoming, and work hard to make you feel comfortable. They're also incredible talented at kintsugi, and are excellent at showing beginners how to get started. Despite that, they know an important part of the experience is doing it yourself, and they're quick to pass over the tools and encourage you to give it a try, while remaining on hand to provide any needed help.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2022/07/10
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Such a great experience!

Reviewed by: Bonnie Humphrey, 2022/05/27

I took my 16 year old and we had such a great time. Yoshiko and Yoshiichiro welcomed us with such warmth I felt like we were walking into their home. They taught us clearly and easily how to do the kintsugi and really made it interesting. They explained about the mindset behind it. Yoshiko even kindly worked on broken mask that I brought, helping me fix it! They were so eager and excited to introduce us to the world of kintsugi!

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Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2022/05/26
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