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Kintsugi Class at The Courtyard Institute in Beijing

  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
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  • 2 Hrs Duration
  • English / Chinese
  • 2-8 Travelers Per Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Attend class at a beautiful courtyard residence near the Forbidden City, just beside JingShan Park
  • Get an introduction the art of kintsugi or the piecing together of broken pottery using lacquer
  • Use traditional materials and learn basic kintsugi techniques such as glueing, filling, coating and polishing
  • Appreciate the culture and discipline that goes with the craft of fixing broken pottery
  • Bring home ceramics you patiently and creatively repaired
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  • 29 Jun 2018
    Super friendly, and we arrived early, they gave us tea and cookie, feel like had a tea lesson.

US$ 49.85 52.30

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What To Expect

The art of kintsugi dates back to the late 15th century when, according to legend, a Japanese shogun named Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a cracked chawan—or tea bowl—back to China to undergo repairs. Upon its return, Yoshimasa was displeased to find that it had been mended with unsightly metal staples. This motivated contemporary craftsmen to find an alternative, aesthetically pleasing method of repair, using a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The philosophy behind the technique is to recognize the history of the object and to visibly incorporate the repair into the new piece instead of disguising it. In this 2-hour class at The Courtyard Institute, you will get an overview of what the art of kintsugi is all about and be guided in the proper handling and mending of ceramics using traditional materials. It's the perfect opportunity for you to learn the craft and appreciate the importance of cultural preservation. You even get to bring home the ceramics you worked on to remember your meaningul visit to Beijing!

Kintsugi Beijing Courtyard Institute
Learn traditional, laquer-based kintsugi in a beautiful courtyard residence just next to the Imperial City Wall
Kintsugi Beijing Courtyard Institute
Lacquer has been used as coating material and adhesive in China since the Neolithic period
Kintsugi Beijing Courtyard Institute
Get a chance to stretch your artistic muscles by repairing tea bowls, kintsugi-style
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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Additional Information:

  • You may book a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 participants
  • No child and senior rate, all participants will be charged the same price
  • The activity isn't available from 15 to 21 Feb 2018
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  • The Courtyard Institute, No.28, Zhong Lao Hutong, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China

How To Get There:

  • The Courtyard Institute is a 5-minute walk from the East gate of JingShan Park
  • Via bus: Take bus 111, 124 or 210 and get off at JingShan East Gate Station. Walk 50 meters north and turn right into Shatan Houjie. Follow the Shatan Houjie road and turn right at the first alley into XiLao Hutong road. Walk about 100 meters and you will see The Courtyard Institute on the right side of the street
  • Via bus: Take bus 101, 103, 109, 111, 609 or 685 and get off at Shatan Lukou East. Follow the road westwards and turn right at the first road into Shatan Beijie. Walk down the road and turn left at the first alley into Zhonglao Hutong. Walk until you reach The Courtyard Institute on the left hand side of the road
  • Via subway: The closest subway station is Dongsi Station on subway lines 5 and 6. After exiting the subway follow the Dongsi East Street to the west. Turn right into Shatan Beijie (about 700 meters from the subway station). Turn left into Zhonglao Hutong and follow the road until you reach The Courtyard Institute

Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (5) 5.0
  • Tak Man 29 Jun 2018
    Super friendly, and we arrived early, they gave us tea and cookie, feel like had a tea lesson.
  • yunshih 29 Dec 2017
    We have a good time there and will recommend to my friends.
  • TingYun 7 Aug 2018
    Great experience! ! ! When I enter, there is a teacher who will make tea and let you taste tea. Later, the whole process will always add tea. The teacher explained the explanation very detailed, and it is very very temperament~ I thought it would be a repairing cup. In fact, it was the first step to get the pieces together. It is very simple to make jewelry or chopsticks, but it is not easy to do. It is very fulfilling after completion. The real products also like it very much :) I will definitely recommend friends to go ~
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  • Ho Shan 21 Jul 2018
    Very wonderful experience! The teachers are very knowledgeable and will come again next time.
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  • jestine mazzoni   29 Dec 2017
    The experience is well arranged, the teacher is very attentive and will be patient to answer our questions.
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