Atelier Information

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Address 540 Inari-cho, Matsubara-agaru, Ainomachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Business time 8:50~17:00
Workshop info

Lacquer is the sap of the lacquer tree, a precious gift of nature that can only be extracted from a mature tree 10 to 15 years old in the amount of one milk bottle.

We have been purchasing the collected lacquer and refining and blending it.

As time goes by, the refining technology and equipment have progressed, and we have changed from the hand-made Kurome at the beginning of the company to the mechanical refining using a “kurome bachi,” or literally, “blackened bowl.”

Our appreciation for lacquer has remained unchanged since the company’s founding: “Not even a drop of lacquer should be wasted.

We are providing a lacquer that meets the needs of our customers.


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Price ¥16,500-~
Price example Kintsugi Kit.
Note ¥16,500-~
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Tour list

049 Lacquer refining factory tour and Fuki-lacquer class (Includes Fuki-lacquer kit.) Show detail

Atelier visit

The world's oldest natural coating and adhesive, lacquer.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
Closed on 2nd and 4th Saturdays
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Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Craftsman profile

Takuya Tsutsumi

Takuya Tsutsumi


Takuya Tsutsumi
Born in 1978.
Entered the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University in 1998. After graduating from university, joined Amatake (a poultry farming company in Iwate) and worked at the Sapporo branch office.
Around 2004, his father contacted him and he joined his family's business, Asakichi Tsutsumi Lacquerware Co.
Currently, he is the managing director of Tsutsumi Asakichi Lacquer Shop Co.
He is currently the senior managing director of Tsutsumi Asakichi Lacquer Shop Co.
He is also involved in "Urushi no Ippo," a project to promote the possibilities and attractiveness of lacquer.
(Urushi no Ippo HP),

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