Kintsugi Online Classes

Learn the Japanese way of ceramics repair


【Upcoming Classes】

・Each class includs 4 sessions that will be held on Zoom.

・Each session takes 1 to 2 hours  (it depends on the process being that taught day)






September 11th (Sat.)  10:30* am start ! 

(class meets Saturdays on Sep 11th, 18th, 25th and 26th)

*Please inquire for private lesson
(It needs 4 sessions also. For more info on FAQ).

To sigh-up from outside of the U.S.

It is welcome to join the class anywhere in the world. But please make sure to purchase the kit first (150USD+shipping fee) and then sigh-up for the class (130USD) with the kit in your hand. You can’t start the class without the kit.


Gen Saratani, master Japanese lacquer restorer and artist


Number of sessions: 4

size: 3 to 7 students*

* We cannot hold the class when there are fewer than 3 students.


You will study how to repair damaged ceramics with traditional Japanese techniques that use Japanese lacquer (Urushi) and real gold. That means completely food safe and beautiful.

In this class, students will work with a small chipped ceramic piece in just 4 sessions, your work will be completed plus instruction of mending process of broken piece. (See Kintsugi images here.)


$280 + Shipping fee 

(includes a Kintsugi starter kit worth $150 and  4 sessions)

​What to need:

A glazed(shiny) ceramic piece with SMALL CHIP

(Please email a picture of the piece to make sure it is appropriate for this class.)

What to wear:

Long sleeves (there is a possibility you will get dirty).

We will provide gloves and arm covers, but If you have your own arm covers, please bring them.




  • We use real Japanese lacquer (urushi) and pure gold in order to teach the authentic kintsugi method.

  • In some cases, it is possible to develop a rash if the lacquer comes into direct contact with your skin. (Please read “Why can Urushi cause a rash?” below for more information on this.) We provide gloves and guidance for properly handling the lacquer.

  • If the lacquer gets on your clothes, it cannot be removed. It does not come out even if you wash it.


“Why can Urushi cause a rash?”

Urushi (Japanese lacquer) comes from a plant that is related to poison ivy. Urushi, in its liquid from, can cause an allergic rash and dermatitis if it comes in direct contact with your skin. Fully dried Urushi cannot cause a rash. The rash normally appears 24 hours after contact and clears up within 2 weeks. Symptoms include itching and blistering. The duration of the rash and its severity depends on a person’s level of immunity. In oder to prevent scarring,  do not scratch the rash. 



General Disclaimers

  • We are not responsible for any urushi rash, dirty clothes, and any injury or accidental.

  • Since we will not be interacting with you in person, we cannot take responsibility for the quality of your completed repair. The end result depends on your artistic skill and your patience.

  • No refunds will be issued except in the event that lessons cannot be held.



Cancellation Policy
Because the size of this class is limited, please understand that it has become necessary to have a cancellation policy.
If you cancel at least one week (7 days) before class, you will receive a full refund ($130 of class fee only).
If you cancel fewer than seven days but more than 24 hours before the first class, you will receive a 50% refund ($65 of class fee only).
There will be no refund if you cancel within 24 hours of the first class.

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金継ぎ クラス













2021年9月11日(土) 10:30* スタート




更谷 源 (蒔絵師)



蒔絵の技術で陶器を修理する、日本独自の「金継ぎ」。合成接着材など化学的な材料を一切使用せず、漆や純金をはじめ、口を直接つけても安全な自然素材のみ を用いて修理します。クラスでは小さな欠けのある陶器の金継ぎが4 回で学べるほか、割れた陶器の接着方法の解説もあります。(基本的に全編英語です)* 金継ぎのイメージはこちら

280ドル + 送料(クラス4回分、金継ぎスターターキット$150込み)











  • 当教室では本物の良さを体験していただくため、すべて本漆・本金を使用いたします。

  • 漆が肌に直接つかないよう手袋を着用したり、取り扱いについての指導をしながら作業を進めますが、 まれにかぶれる場合があります。※以下「漆かぶれとは?」をご参照ください。

  • 漆が洋服につくと、洗っても取れません。できるだけ露出が少なく、汚れてもよい長袖の着用をおすすめします。

  • スタート時間厳守でお願いいたします。








  • 漆によるかぶれ、衣服の汚れ、不慮のケガ、事故等の責任は一切負いません。

  • 作品のクオリティへの責任は負いません。個々の能力によります。

  • クラス料金、キット代お支払い後の返金、返品はいたしかねます。






  • スタート日の7日前まで ・・・無料

  • スタート日から6日以内 ・・・215ドル(金継ぎキット代+クラス料金50%)

  • スタート日の24時間以内・・・280ドル(金継ぎキット代+クラス料金100%)

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