Would you like to paint a picture or letter by using beautiful gold leaf?
“Makie” is one of the traditional craft techniques of Japanese lacquer. By using lacquer, paint a picture, pattern or calligraphy on the surface of the lacquer ware. Before it dries out,quickly sprinkle out(“Maki”) the gold leaf on the picture and fix the gold leaf. Sounds difficult? no worries. You will be able to make a gorgeous Makie item even though you have never done it before!
You can pick up the item you draw picture on from so many things as mirror, lunch box, circle plates and so on.
We recommend you to pick the item you are sure to use after get back home!
The shop is located right in front of the Nishiki Market which is called “the Kitchen of Kyoto”. Why don’t you take a side trip there after the Makie painting experience?
Draw your design on the piece of paper. After finishing the design, you draw the design on the item you picked by using tracing paper.
Put the glue (artificial Japanese lacquer in order to prevent getting a rash from the lacquer) on the traced line on the item.
Sprinkle the artificial gold powder on the lacquer by using the straw shaped tool.
After finish sprinkling, let it dry about 20min.
Message from Staff
School excursion student are more then welcome!
You can experience it at a group discount for school excursion students profitably.
(Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder)
|Duration||About 1 hour|
|Price||￥2500(tax in)〜 (depending on items)|
Payment on the same day
|Credit cards||Major cards accepted|
|Cancellation fee||You won't be charged for the cancellation|
|Group||Up to 30 people (negotiable for more than 30 people)|
|Notes for children||Small children must be accompanied by parents|
|Address||Sakaidorinishikikojiagaru,Yaoya-cho, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto,Japan, 604-8127|
|Access||5 minutes walk from Shijo Karashima Station.|
Shijo station on the subway line/ Karasuma station on Hankyu Kyoto line.
|Parking||No customer-only parking|
|Closing day||31th Dec, 1st Jan, 13th〜16th Aug|
|Notes||You will use paintcoating containing thinner and metals in power form|
(In some cases you would use cutlery).