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Kintsugi Classes

Learn the Japanese way of ceramics repair


【Upcoming Classes】

・Each class includes 4 sessions.

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




 In person   

October 28th (Sat.) 2023  11:00am ET* start

(class meets Saturdays on Oct, 28th, Nov, 4th, 11th and 18th)

Online via Zoom   ​ 

October 14th (Sat.) 2023  2pm ET* start

(class meets Saturdays on Oct, 14th, 21st, 28th and Sunday 29th) 

 In person    FULL

October 7th (Sat.) 2023  10:30am ET* start

(class meets Saturdays on Oct, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th)

*NY Time

*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, Japanese lacquer master and artist

Number of sessions: 4

You will study all basic knowledge and technique under the traditional master only one in the country. 
・Urushi (Japanese lacquer) history
・Kintsugi history 
・Repair process for chipped piece
・Repair process for broken piece


Please note
In this class, students only can work on a small chipped ceramic piece in  4 sessions. It’s because there is no gluing process in the class and the process are little complicate than people expecting.  So we are asking you to start easy piece to learn the whole process rightly for sure. You can connect with the master directly, And could get any advice and additional supplies anytime even after the class.
Also we are offering private online class to support your project after the class.


 Online  $280 + Shipping

 In person $400


(Both include a Kintsugi starter kit and  4 sessions)


 In person  43-41 22nd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101


​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 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 (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 (class fee only).
There will be no refund if you cancel within 24 hours of the first class.

Kintsugi kit is non-refundable under any circumstances.

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金継ぎ クラス






  In person    

2023年 10月28日(土) 11:00* スタート


  Online / Zoom    

2023年 10月14日(土) 14:00* スタート


  In person     FULL

2023年 10月7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 を用いて修理を行います。このクラスでは、アメリカで唯一の蒔絵師から以下の金継ぎの基礎知識とテクニックを学ぶことができます。







* 金継ぎのイメージはこちら


Online  280ドル+送料

In person 400ドル



 In person  43-41 22nd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101











  • 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 ・・・クラス料金50%

  • スタート日の24時間以内・・・クラス料金100%


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