About Shikki

The intricate beauty of Japanese lacquerware will enchant you.

Strong but environmentally conscious, shikki, or lacquerware is a beautiful art form and practical item that has been a part of Japanese culture since ancient times.

Lacquer has been used to coat wooden products for over 10,000 years, and is both beautiful, durable, and is safe for both people and the environment. Lacquerware's Form and Function Represent the Rich Arts of Japan.

New styles were created based on continental influence, which brought gold and silver accents and new religious purposes to lacquerware, increasing both their usage and their artistry.

Proper lacquerware made by a craftsman will only become more beautiful with time, as frequent use ages the piece and brings out new qualities in the finish.

This piece of Japanese classical culture is a reflection of intricately deep taste. Learn more about this art that has fascinated royalty and fine collectors for centuries.

What we’ll be doing:


Enjoy a hands-on experience with exquisite Wajima Shikki and learn about the delicate art form with Shikki Ambassador Michiko Takahashi.

Browse an exclusive collection of fine Japanese lacquerware and find designs perfect for you. Unique pieces will be available for purchase from the Takahashi Korin-Do speciality shop.

Basic Plan

  • Time: 2 Hours

  • Price: ¥25,000-30,000 per person (Min. 2 people)

  • Talk and Demonstration

  • Experience with tea or sake, wine, and treats

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Custom Plan

  • Upon request

  • Bonsai Cutting Demonstration

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