Join this program and learn how to make Japanese maki-e in a kyoto craft workshop! Maki-e is one of Japan's traditional decoration methods applied to lacquerware. Join this program and experience the traditional Japanese art, learning with your friends!
Join this program to experience a Japanese traditional art culture and make maki-e, urushi lacquer art, in Kyoto. decoration method applied on to lacquer coating. The maki-e technique was fully developed in Kyoto, which is the cultural and political capital of Japan in the 6th Century. The process of maki-e starts with drawing a pattern on a piece of wax paper, then pressing this wax paper onto a lacquer coated surface such as tray or bowl. After pressing the design of the pattern, you will trace it with a fine brush dipped into yellow-colored lacquer, which is a Cashew paint. Then you will sprinkle the gold or silver powder before the lacquer dries out and the powder will harden. This process is repeated over and over until the desired design is accomplished. The class offers you an unforgettable great cultural experience that is enjoyable and easy to understand. Group class for 2 persons or more are available daily. The length of the course is 90 minutes.