¥4,240 – Click Here To Book

Learn the art of maki-e, one of Japan’s traditional decoration methods applied to lacquerware, in the heart of Kyoto. This workshop, taught in English, is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about Japanese art and make their own special souvenirs.

90-minute session between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Developed during the Heian period in Kyoto, this decoration method involves drawing a pattern on a piece of wax paper and then pressing this onto a lacquer-coated surface. The next part of the process involves tracing the pattern with a fine brush, and sprinkling gold or silver powder on it before the lacquer dries.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the entire process, designing your own small tray or pendant to take home.


  • Make your own traditional Japanese souvenir
  • Learn more about maki-e — one of Japan’s traditional decoration methods applied to lacquerware
  • Take your finished product home with you on the day

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