KINTSUGI WORKSHOP (10am - 11:30am)
Kintsugi (also known as kintsukuroi) which loosely translates to 'golden joinery' is the ancient Japanese art form of repairing broken ceramics, using lacquer and gold powder, in a way that is often considered more beautiful than when it was when whole. This technique is a true celebration of 'wabi sabi', the aesthetic appreciation of the character of special objects which may be broken, old or disregarded.
This workshop, with Yoko and Yuka from An Astute Assembly, will take you through easy step-by-step instructions on how to piece back together your broken ceramics to give them a whole new life.
Please bring your own broken ceramic pieces (not too complicated!)
JAPANESE BENTO BOX LUNCH (11:30am - 2 pm)
Migiwa and Nina will demonstrate a number of classic bento box items and all participants will enjoy lunch together. Migiwa is qualified as a ‘Shoku-iku’ or food education instructor. Migiwa’s passion is combining the contemporary western lifestyle with a Japanese tradition, resulting in ’Te to Te’ – Life of Health and Sustainability. The Te to Te philosophy includes ‘Hara Hachi bun me’ (eat to 80% of fullness); ‘Osusowake’ (share with others) and ‘Mottainai’ (zero waste). Nina Yanagisawa who has number of experiences of doing Japanese catering has joined the team recently.