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KARAKAMI KIT experience course

We print postcards using the small scale Kyo Karakami printing kit “KARAKAMI KIT”.
Choose from 9 different Karakami patterns, gold/silver paint and 10 different colored cards to print your own original postcard. You can bring home all the cards you print, perfect as a small souvenir. The karakami patterns have a nostalgic feel, like you have seen them somewhere before. The KARAKAMI KIT use smaller versions of real large scale karakami patterns from ancient printing blocks, the same materials and techniques as the large scale Karakami are used, however it’s smaller size makes it simpler to print, ensuring a carefree experience.
*Recommended for people who wants a carefree experience or enjoy making something with friends.
Days open
for bookings
All days
(except Sundays, national holidays, Mondays(Closed)

Prior booking essential / Closest reservation the day before, no later then 15:00 (Same day booking may be possible depending on the situation )

Starting times
①11:00 ②14:00 ③16:00
Course length
1 hour
Price
1,800yen per person (tax included) Same day reservation 2,100yen
Cancellation fee
Same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
Maximum 12 people (Reservations from 1 person)
Ages
3 years and over

Parent/guardian supervision required for children under 6 years old.

Schedule
① Course outline explanation (3min) → ② Karakami introduction (7min) → ③ KIT demonstration (5min)→ ④ Printing with help of instructor (45m) → ⑤ End

Small scale Karakami printing course

This course gives you the opportunity to tour our printing studio where the Karakami is printed as well as printing with authentic woodblocks.
Seeing our craftsmen line up the patters using only their 5 senses and years of experience is a rare sight.
After seeing the techniques in action you will get to print 3 Karakami papers using W47xH28cm sized woodblocks with the assistance of a seasoned craftsman.
(1 paper with assistance + 2 papers by yourself)
Choose from 3 wood block patterns which changes every month, gold/silver printing colours and over 5 different colored papers to create your very own combination which you can bring home at the end of the day. Use your printed paper for an interior panel, mini folding screen and more is available as an option.Decorate your room with a memory of Kyoto.
*You get to experience the world of Kyo Karakami using wood blocks over 120 years and the same materials and processes as our craftsmen.
Days open
for bookings
2-3 days a week (Wednesdays, Fridays, Thursdays/Every other week)

Prior booking essential / Closest reservation the day before, no later then 12:00 (Same day reservation not possible)

Starting times
①10:30 ②13:30
Course length
1 hour
Price
3,900yen per person (tax included)
Cancellation fee
From the day before after 12:00 to same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
2 people (Maximum 6 persons total)
Ages
6 years and over

Parent/Guardian supervision required for children under 6 years old.

The printing blocks used are real and has been handed down for generations, as such we require a certain degree of consideration regarding how they are handled.

Schedule
① Course outline explanation (3min)→ ② Karakami introduction (7min)→ ③ Workshop tour (10min) → ④ Printing (30-40m)→ ⑤ End

Greedy course※This course is currently under preparation, thank you for your patience.

A special full course where you learn all there is to know about Kyo Karakami in half a day.
After printing postcards with the KARAKAMI KIT a seasoned artisan will assist you in printing original Kyo-karakami using authentic small scale woodblocks.
And after touring the workshop where our craftsmen print the Kyo Karakami you get to experience a space full of Kyo karakami in our gallery.
The symbolism of the patterns as well as it's current uses are explained to you by a specialist advisor.
*This is a luxurious course where you get to experience all aspects of Kyo Karakami in one sitting.
Through the explanations from our special advisor you become a connoisseur of Kyo Karakami.
Days open
for bookings
1-2 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays/every other week)

Prior booking essential / Closest reservation the day before, no later then 12:00 (Same day reservation not possible)

Starting times
14:00
Course length
Roughly 2.5 hours
Price
6,200yen per person (tax included)
Cancellation fee
3 days before up to the day before no later then 12:00 30%
From the day before after 12:00 to same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
2 people (About 6 persons total)
Ages
6 years and over

Parent/Guardian supervision required for children under 6 years old.

The printing blocks used are real and has been handed down for generations, as such we require a certain degree of consideration regarding how they are handled.

Schedule
① KIT printing (60min) → ② Break (5min) → ③ Small scale block printing (45min) → ④ Break (10m) → ⑤ Gallery tour (30min)→ ⑥ End

Special course※This course is currently under preparation, thank you for your patience.

Karakami wallpaper and sliding doors for your home!
How would you like to make your own Karakami for home use?
Experience the entire printing process with your own hands under the guidance of our craftsmen.
Our seasoned artisans will support you through the difficult parts so don't worry. We accept reservations starting from the size of one sliding door.
Choose from over 80 different patterns to create your very own original Kyo Karakami before the course starts.
*This course is recommended for people who are not satisfied with printing using the small scale woodblocks, for people who loves Karakami and want to experience the authentic pattern matching techniques, it is the ultimate course.
Starting times
The starting date and time is determined by your convenience and the situation in the workshop.
Please send us an e-mail for more information.
Course length
1.5-3 hours

Depends on the number of prints and print speed.

Price
45,000yen per Karakami paper (1820x910mm)

We can create quotes for different specifications upon request.

Cancellation fee
3 days before up to the day before no later then 12:00 30%
From the day before after 12:00 to same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
4 people (Reservations from 1 person)
Ages
6 years and over

The printing blocks used are real and has been handed down for generations, as such we require a certain degree of consideration regarding how they are handled.

Schedule
① Course outline explanation (3min) → ② Karakami introduction (7min) → ③ Process explanation/tour (20min)→ ④ Printing (60m) → ⑤ End

Options(Applicable to the small scale printing course)(Order upon reservation)

Use your printed Kyo Karakami for interior items.
Options
・Mini panel (420x230mm frame excluded)
 12,420yen per panelOther sizes available
・Design frame (Half-size 545x424mm)
 7,800yen per frameSeveral variations available
・Acrylic frame (A3 size 420x297mm)
 5,200yen per frameSeveral variations available
・Mini folding screen (2 fold)
 ¥15,500yen per folding screenSeveral variations available

and more

Delivery time
2-3 weeks (Tax included / Shipping excluded)
We have several samples available for your viewing in our workshop.
Feel free to let our staff know if you are interested.