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Daigo Japan Kintsugi Workshop
Terms & Conditions

Handling of Kintsugi supplies and Urushi lacquer

This workshop involves handling of Japanese urushi lacquer.  Its urushiol content in liquid state is known to cause allergic reaction (skin rash) when comes in contact with skin directly.  Please read and understand this raw material and decide if you should participate in this workshop. Taketombo (dba shall not be liable for any allergic condition caused from handling Japanese lacquer. 

You agreed to wear protective gears (long sleeves, gloves, apron, and/or face mask) during workshop to minimize accidental skin, face, eyes contact with the material.  You agreed to sign a liability release prior to all workshop and activities.  During the tour or at the workshop, if you do not feel comfortable and decide not to handle any urushi material, please kindly let us know.  It is ok to watch demonstration at your comfortable distance and skip any hands-on experience. Use your own judgement.

Tools used in workshop may include sharp objects or knives. Participants in the workshop may have to handle sharp objects or knives, but not mandatory. Use common sense in handling these items, and use at your own risk.   Any medical condition or injury incurred will be your responsibility, so we suggest all participants to get travel insurance from your home country prior to departure.  

This workshop is not suitable for young children.  We did not set an age requirement, but consider the duration of the course and the requirement to handle raw urushi and delicate or sharp tools, we would not recommend young children to enroll. 


We understand some times travel plans have to change.

Cancellation request should be made via email.


Cancellation received on or before Aug 1, 2024 (Japan standard time), $50 processing fee will be deducted before we refund you the amount. 

Cancellation received on or after Aug 2, 2024 (Japan standard time):

50% of total course fee will be refunded.  

Alternatively, we can also hold the funds and apply full amount to future workshops for you. Urushi Forestry & Kintsugi is an annual program. Price subject to change. 

No show will be no refund.

In the event of "force majeure", unforeseeable circumstances (including flood, fire, earthquake, storm, act of war or terrorism, national's or regional's state of emergencies, epidemic or pandemic), resulting in suspension of the travel course, participants will be notified in the earliest possible manner to negotiate over resolutions and remedial measures in respect of the impact.  We shall not be liable to compensate participants beyond the total sum of fees we collected for the travel course. 

Seat is not transferable.  

Funds will be credited back to the same credit card or payment account of the original applicant who made the reservation. 


If the workshop is full, it will not accept any payment, and you can request to be placed on the waitlist via EMAIL.

If any space becomes available, you will be notified by email and have 3 days to confirm payment before we offer the spot to the next candidate on the list.  Same Cancellation Policy applies to wait-list signups. 


The cost of the travel workshop DOES NOT include transportation to-and-from the workshop designated meeting location. 

All local transportation costs DURING the course are included.  

We shall provide detail transportation suggestions to depart from TOKYO STATION to the first-day's Meeting Point in Ibaraki Prefecture.  If you plan to depart from locations other than Tokyo, please send us the information in advance and we can provide guidance to arrive our designated location.

Note that in rural Japan, public transportation is sparse, so advance planning is highly suggested to ensure you can arrive on time and won't miss any activities. 



Location, detail first-day meeting point and itinerary will be notified by August 31, 2024 via email after you successfully completed the booking.  Location is in Ibaraki Prefecture (160km / 100 miles North of Tokyo), 2.5 hour by car and 3 hours by train pending on transfer. If you will be driving, notify us in advance to receive parking information. We will not be liable for parking cost or any incident relating to your vehicle and parking.  


Aside from outing activities, the group will be based at a well-equipped training facility with double-occupancy bedrooms, 5 communal shower rooms & one communal bath, communal toilet rooms, workshop classrooms and a pantry. 

Accommodation for the first 5 nights at the training facility are western-style rooms with 2 beds, communal shower rooms and toilets.  Final night will be at a Japanese-style hot spring onsen hotel which may have either Western-style bed or Japanese futon bed on tatami floor, with private bathroom and toilet.  Onsen hot spring facility at the hotel will be shared used. 


Cost is based on double occupancy. (Room with 2 beds or Japanese style futon).  If single occupancy is preferred, please specify during booking. We will try to accommodate the best we can.  When single occupancy is available and confirmed, we will bill you for additional $40 per night. 


If you require special diet or have food allergy, please notify us during reservation and we will do our best to accommodate. Japanese cuisine are in general high-quality and healthy, but most places have little experience with vegetarian, vegan or special diet.  We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs, if you give us advance notice. 


The travel experience may involve short hiking up slight slopes and hilly terrain in the forest. Level of hiking is very minimal, but please wear comfortable shoes.  And we are unable to accommodate accessibility needs due to the nature of the tour.  Hotels and workshop venue are accessible. 


Please be considerate in maintaining the venue space and not cause any damage.


The workshop fee includes a set of high-quality tools and material where you can bring home.  Gold, Brass, Silver powder will be available for use in the class to do various exercise. Additional tools and material for advance kintsugi will be available for sale at the workshop. Refer to FAQ for list of supplies.  

And visit our kintsugi supply store to see our full assortment of craft supplies. 


We highly recommend participants to purchase international travel insurance from your home country prior to traveling to cover medical emergencies or accidents during your travel in Japan. 

By signing up to join this workshop, you agree to these terms and conditions. 

Liability Release form will be sent to individual participant for endorsement prior to starting of workshop.  

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