Kochi printing experience taught by traditional craftspeople of KYOYAKI and KIYOMIZUYAKI pottery at "Koshunkama" KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
MBS "KYOTO CHISHIN" (Kansai local)2018.07.22 OA＃111
Shinichi TakashimaVIEW MORE
Contents of Experience
Ceramics colored with the "kochi" technique make the dining table appear brighter. You can experience painting tea cups and tea bowls at the workshop of Mr. Shinichi Takashima, the owner of Koshunkama. This time, the newscaster Maiko Matsumoto will take the challenge! Ms. Matsumoto is used to handling brushes as calligraphy is her hobby... What will she make?
You will experience the workshop where Mr. Takashima usually works. Pottery and tools in use are lined up, it feels exciting. You can borrow working clothes before the class, so you can come in casual clothing.
First, choose the pattern and shape of the vessel to be painted. Try holding it as it is important to find one that fits your hand! Ms. Matsumoto is attracted to the gourd-shaped pattern and selects a tea cup. Six gourd strings is a good sound that stands for "no sickness and disaster" which augurs good luck!
There are seven colors you can choose from. First decide on the base color, then pick a color for the handle. Based on Ms. Takashima's advice that "Yellow and light blue are easy to paint for the first time", we choose yellow as the base color!
After deciding on the colors, it is time to start painting the pattern. The string of the gourd was thin and it jutted a bit! said Ms. Matsumoto. But it's okay. Even if you protrude or smudge, you can fix it quickly by adding water to the brush.
After the pattern, you will start coloring the base. It is difficult to paint in a certain direction so that unevenness does not appear, Ms. Matsumoto is also deeply focused. The unusual feeling of mental unification might be addictive.
Finally you finish the rim at the bottom, then add your signature at the base. Adding the date of your trial class, your name, or even a picture is also fine! I was so focused that I forgot to breathe, but I let out a sigh of relief when I add my signature. It is done!
The painting is completed! After having the final touches put at the workshop, it will be sent to your house in one to two weeks. Ms. Matsumoto is impressed that "craftspeople are amazing", while Mr. Takashima says "You were so good, I was about to recruit you for my workshop". The experience ended in a peaceful mood.
- Name of the activity
- Kochi painting experience
- 5,500 yen (tax included)
- Time required
- 2 hours
- Number of admissions
- 2～10 people
- What to bring
- Nothing in particular
- English service available; Children aged 6 and above
615-0953 Kyoto City, Higashiyama-ku, Imagumano Minamihiyoshicho 148
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Mr. Shinichi Takashima's favorite place is...?
Walking down from Koshunkama along Higashioji street, you'll find a place called Baikodo. I've been passing by this sweets place for 40 years since I was a child and the taste of it's soft-serve ice cream (200yen for a take-out) has never changed. I always look forward to meeting the friendly hostess too.
Kyoto City, Higashiyama-ku, Imagumano Hozocho 6
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- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
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- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
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- Making original mini lanterns
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Take a walk in Kyoto with autumn scenery from the famous autumn leaves to the little-known places.
How about taking out the "Kyoto Hotel Okura" autumn picnic lunch box?
Under the autumn night sky, the Japanese candles event "Shimogyo Dento Festival" that you can enjoy at Umekoji Park!
Walking through "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road) " ③ Familiarize oneself with the works of modern Japanese-style painters at "Kyoto Prefectural Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts"
Walking through "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road) " ② Autumn-colored tea time with freshly baked waffles from "Yamanekoken"
Walking through "Kinukake no Michi (Kinukake Road) " ① A tourist road connecting Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, and Ninna-ji Temple
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Think of the Jidai Matsuri Festival ③ "Shirakawa-Me Kenka Retsu (Lady of Shirakawa to offer flowers)" to decorate the end of the Jidai Fuzoku Gyoretsu (Historic Pageant)
Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ② Autumn leaves pattern Tenugui (Japanese hand towel) from "Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihei Shoten"
"Chanoyu - Zen and Suki" is being held at "Shokoku-ji Jotenkaku Museum"!