The Essence of Urushi – Japanese Lacquerware

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Discover The Elegance and Charm Behind One of Japan's Most Breathtaking Crafts
From¥38,870

~ USD 371.68

Discover The Elegance and Charm Behind One of Japan's Most Breathtaking Crafts
From¥38,870

~ USD 371.68

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  • 4 PAXJapanese Lacquerware for 4 Pax
  • 5 PAXJapanese Lacquerware for 5 Pax
  • 6 PAXJapanese Lacquerware for 6 Pax
  • 7 PAXJapanese Lacquerware for 7 Pax
  • 8 PAXJapanese Lacquerware for 8 Pax
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2 Hours
THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN TOKYO.

You can pick your hotel, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within TOKYO CITY.

 

Please type your preferred travel dates and times in additional notes after pressing the PROCEED BOOKING button.

 

PRICES START FROM:

+ JPY 45,500 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE = JPY 182,000

+ JPY 42,848  PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE = JPY 214,240

+ JPY 41,080 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 6 PEOPLE = JPY  246,480

+ JPY 39,817  PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 7 PEOPLE = JPY 278,720

+ JPY 38,870  PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE = JPY  310,960


The price per person will depend on the number of guests in your group. Group booking with guests less than 4 pax will still be charged the same price. Please note the maximum participant limit for this tour is 8 pax. 

For more than 8 pax, please kindly contact us

 

HOW CAN I ADD A CHAUFFEUR SERVICE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a chauffeur service for an additional fee.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+  Japanese Lacquerware experience

+ A translator or guide during the experience

 

HOW CAN I ADD A CHAUFFEUR SERVICE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a chauffeur service for an additional fee.

 

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within TOKYO and then proceed to the tour destination (please inquire for further details).

 


The Essence of Urushi – Japanese Lacquerware

Beauty and strength – two words that come to mind when describing Japan’s famous lacquerware craft, known as urushi. We are excited to provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about this craft directly from a master of the art.

In Japan, lacquerware has a history that some say can be traced back more than 9,000 years. It is said that during ancient times, people discovered that oil, now known as urushiol, harvested from the lacquer tree provides a protective coating around the object it is applied to that improves its durability. Hence, they used the substance to coat wood, pottery, baskets, and bone objects.

While urushiol was first utilized for its strength-providing properties, the beautiful, lustrous sheen that urushi provides eventually led to the development of urushi as a craft. Craftsmen discovered new techniques to use urushi in artistic ways, and they passed this knowledge down through the generations. They even began applying gold and silver powder to objects in a delicate technique known as “maki-e.”

You will enjoy the rare opportunity to work directly with a master of the urushi craft. This individual’s lacquerware works have been showcased both throughout Japan and overseas. He is a direct descendant of an urushi Living National Treasure and grew up surrounded by the craft.

Along with the chance to interact with the artisan, you will further learn about the history of urushi, how he cultivates his craft, and the various steps that culminate into the creation of a gorgeous piece of Japanese lacquerware. In an intimate setting, you will be able to witness the extremely detailed maki-e process. Finally, you will have a chance to take part in making your own piece of lacquerware under the guidance of the urushi artisan.


 

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Tokyo.