The Japanese Tea Box (Series)

Dive into the world of the chabako tea box.

A traditional Japanese tea box that is covered in fabric, the chabako has emerged as a new art form since foreigners began utilizing the tea box as decorative storage.

In this class, participants will learn how to cover their own tea boxes in customary fashion with pre-purchased fabric (the instructor will provide instructions on how and where students can purchase fabrics before the first class).

Reiko Takahashi is a licensed kimekomi doll maker. She graduated from Tokyo Koto Ningyo Gakuin in 1965 and has expanded her artistic abilities in various crafts including chabako tea boxes.


  • Nov 1 & 8
  • 1–3pm
  • Toko Shinoda & Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • ¥9,000
  • Additional materials fee: ¥5,800–¥9,500
    - 5kg (24cm x 33cm x 28 cm): ¥5,800
    - 10kg (30cm x 43cm x 34cm): ¥6,600
    - 20kg (37cm x 52cm x 42cm ): ¥7,500
    - 40kg (44cm x 68cm x 48cm): ¥9,500
  • Non-Connections members are charged an additional registration fee of ¥3,500 (waived for Connections members).
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 25
  • Contact the Connections office about the availability after the registration is closed