Maki-e is a traditional Japanese lacquer decoration technique. Techiniques are involved drawing pictures, patterns, and letters on the surface of lacquerware using lacquer, and then sprinkling and fixing metal powder, such as gold or silver, onto the surface.

Maki-e can be traced back to the 8th century, although the use of urushi (Japanese lacquer) dates back even further, to around 9000 years ago. Urushi is a natural sap obtained from the urushi tree, and it has been favored in Japan for centuries due to its decorative and protective qualities for woodenwares.

In our workshop, you have the opportunity to create maki-e designs using traditional Japanese patterns (wagara) or your own original designs. Then your canvas can be a beautiful black lacquerware, a glass cup, or a glass picture frame.

To register, click the sign up button below. This will redirect you to where you can choose a workshop. Please note that registration does not go through 't Japans Cultureel Centrum but through Japanworkshopnet. For any questions regarding your registration, payment, etc. please contact Yuki Tessler through