Master Classes
Study authentic Japanese artisans techniques with masters of their crafts and our online lessons and DIY Kits.
Kintsugi Kit
MASTER CLASS #1
Kintsugi, the golden art of repair
We have collaborated with master restorers to bring you the Kintsugi technique in its most authentic form. Many videos circulating on the internet show a non traditional version of it often resulting in repairs that do not last. Learn the truth about Kintsugi and breathe life back into your broken pieces.
Kintsugi kit
Kintsugi Kit

Our Kintsugi Kit real Ki-Urushi and E-Urushi, 24k gold powder, tonoko and more. The repair done with our Kit doesn't just last, it is also food safe and can be used with hot liquids. If you ever run out of materials you can also buy them separately at any time. The Kit has been created in collaboration with masters of Kintsugi and Urushi artisans to bring you the best materials directly from Japan.

Incense Class
MASTER CLASS #4
Make your own Incense cones
This Incense Kit will bring you a trace of Japanese aromas - fragrances of Daphne, Sakura, and Yuzu citrus. Experience not just the scent but the act of incense making. The Kit includes everything to make up to 20 cone shaped incense with one of the scents mentioned above in less than 30 min.
Incense Kit
Incense Kit

This Incense Kit will bring you a trace of the aromas that have been in the air in Kyoto the last few months - fragrances of Daphne, Sakura, and Yuzu citrus. Experience not just the scent but the act of incense making. The Kit includes everything to make up to 20 cone shaped incense with one of the scents mentioned above in less than 30 min (excluding the drying time for the incense themselves).

Chochin Lantern Class
MASTER CLASS #5
Make your own paper lantern
Learn the authentic Japanese art of lantern making in less than 1h. To bring you this Kit we've collaborated with Kyo-Chochin Minori, a 6th generation family business specializing in the making of Kyoto style Chochin lanterns. When Kyo-Chochin Minori was established lanterns were still used as “lights,” and Chochin shops were equivalent to our electronic stores. Today there are only two businesses left in Kyoto.
Chochin Lantern Kit
Chochin Lantern Kit

This Incense Kit will bring you a trace of the aromas that have been in the air in Kyoto the last few months - fragrances of Daphne, Sakura, and Yuzu citrus. Experience not just the scent but the act of incense making. The Kit includes everything to make up to 20 cone shaped incense with one of the scents mentioned above in less than 30 min (excluding the drying time for the incense themselves).

Shibori and Indigo
MASTER CLASS #2
Shibori tie dye and indigo
We have collaborated with Takeda Kahei, a family that has represented the Shibori industry for over 400 years to bring you a master class for indigo dyeing as well as six shibori techniques that you can easily learn and apply with our Shibori Kit.
Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit

We've collaborated with Takeda Kahei to bring you this authentic Shibori (aka Tie Dyeing) Kit. Takeda Kahei is located in Arimatsu, a town that served as the center of Japanese Shibori over 380 years and the Takeda family has been the anchor throughout its history. The Kit not only includes Indigo dye (aka Aizome) as well as a large eco-bag called "Azuma Bukuro", a bag shape that has been around for centuries but is timeless and beautiful as ever.

Fukiurushi Kit
MASTER CLASS #3
Add value to any wooden piece
Urushi has been around for centuries in Japanese culture and had now become an endangered art due to the surge of plastic in the world. This Fukiurushi Kit enables you to add a beautiful coating to any wooden product. Hardened urushi lacquer forms a protective waterproof coating that repels mold and mildew, and also prevents rotting and weathering.
Fukiurushi kit
Fukiurushi Kit

While Urushi is the foundation for the famous Kintsugi repair, it can be used to protect and upgrade various materials. Fukiurushi is the most approachable way to apply the lacquer simply by putting a small amount on cloth and applying by wiping the cloth on the surface. Hardened urushi lacquer forms a protective waterproof coating that repels mold and mildew, and also prevents rotting and weathering.