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Karakami cards Printing 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
2,400yen per person (tax included)
Cancellation fee
Same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
Maximum 12 people (Reservations from 1 person)
Ages
6 years and over

Parent/guardian supervision required for children under 12 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

Genuine 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
4,800yen per person (tax included)
Cancellation fee
From the day before after 12:00 to same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
Maximum 12 people (Reservations from 1 person)
Ages
6 years and over

Parent/Guardian supervision required for children under 12 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

Karakami panel workshop

Experience traditional hand printed paper and make mini panel.
You can bring home panel, perfect as a small souvenir.
The panel size is 275x275mm.
And you will get to print a Karakami paper using W47xH28cm sized woodblocks with the Karamaru staff.

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.
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
1-2 days a week

Prior booking essential / Closest reservation the day before, no later then 12:00
(Same day booking may be possible depending on the situation )

Starting times
14:00
Course length
1 to 1.5 hour
Price
9,000yen per person (tax included)
Cancellation fee
From the day before after 12:00 to same day cancellation 100%
Capacity
Maximum 6 people (Reservations from 1 person)
Ages
6 years and over

Parent/Guardian supervision required for children under 12 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 Printing (30-40m) → ④ Making panel (15-40min) → ⑤ End

The time depends on number of people.

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.