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Business time 8:00~17:00
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Nozomu Takagi, a lacquerware master, established this new studio in 2017 after 13 years of training in Kyoto, Japan, to carry on the techniques of Kyoto lacquerware.

Kyo-lacquerware flourished with the introduction of lacquer culture from the ancient capital of Nara to the Heian period in 794.

Having developed along with the tea ceremony, it possesses an inner beauty of wabi( simple elegance) and sabi( refinement).

Discerning tea masters, who were involved in the tea ceremony in various ways, required tea caddies, confectionery containers, trays, and other items to serve matcha tea.

The studio produces tea ceremony utensils and tableware, and also repairs and restores arts and crafts, such as the restoration of the Ofunaboko floats used in the Gion Festival.

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[045-01] Entry Level Kyoto Makie Creation Experience a Serving plate. Show detail

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Why don't you make your own original Maki-e tray (confectionery plate) and learn about the history and techniques .

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Reservation deadline: 14days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
14,000yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[045-02] Advanced level:Visit the Studio and experience authentic lacquer painting and Matcha serving experience Show detail

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Visitors can try their hand at lacquering a straw or spoon made of wood from Keihoku, Kyoto, using the Kyoto-purified Urushi lacquerware technique.

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Reservation deadline: 14days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
21,000yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Craftsman profile

Kyoto Lacquerware Painter Nozomu Takagi

Kyoto Lacquerware Painter Nozomu Takagi

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1984 Born in Gifu Prefecture
He had a strong desire to be involved in and contribute to Japan's traditional industries. When he realized the existence of "Kyoto Traditional Arts and Crafts University,"
he decided to enter the school without hesitation and majored in lacquer art.
At the age of 18, he enrolled in "Hyokan Koubou" and apprenticed under Mr. Kawase .
In 2017, at the age of 32, he founded Takagi Lacquer Works as a Kyoto lacquerware painter after receiving the full license.

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