When you go to the temples in Kyoto, you will find many beautiful golden Buddhist statutes. Having a certified gold leaf craftsman whose work is to apply gold leaf to these Buddhist statutes as our instructor, we will hear about his works and we will make a unique tumbler using gold leaf. The process is quite simple. STEP 1: Chose from various kinds of kimono fabric. STEP 2: Decide what design you want to express with gold leaf on the kimono fabric. We prepare varieties of shapes you can chose from. STEP 3: Cut out the sticker to the shape you chose with a design cutter. STEP 4: Put the sticker on the kimono fabric and apply special glue. STEP 5: Gently apply gold leaf on the fabric. You will be surprised how hard it is to handle very thin gold leaf! STEP 6: Remove the sticker, put the fabric in the tumbler and done! Please have a glimpse of the world of Kyoto style gold leaf and enjoy the tumbler as your memoir of time in Kyoto.
This experience is coordinated by two instructors. Instructor 1: Kinuko Kasama Loving Kyoto too much and moved here 15 years ago. Wishing to share my wonderful experiences in Kyoto with people over the world, I started coordinating cultural experience programmes since 2009. If you are looking for something unique in Kyoto, please try my experiences :) Instructor 2: Shin Wakuta I am a certified gold leaf craftsman in Kyoto, a member of Wakuta Gold Leaf Company. I learned the skill from my father who joined a project to repair the Gold Temple (kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto.
A Gold Leaf Tumbler You can chose from two sizes: 340 milliliters (17 centimeters) and 420 milliliters (20 centimeters)
Close to many popular tourist destinations, Furukawacho shopping arcade is not very touristy and it's easy to feel the history and life of the locals in Kyoto. Also, there is a beautiful river with a stone bridge close by where many movies have been filmed.