The Japanese Tea Box (Series)

Dive into the world of the chabako tea box.

What will I learn in this class?
A traditional tea box that is covered in fabric or washi paper, the chabako has emerged as a new art form since foreigners began utilizing the tea box as decorative shortage.

In this series of classes, participants will begin by purchasing fabric at a store in traditional Asakusa with the instructor’s assistance. In the following sessions, students will learn how to cover their own tea box in customary fashion.

Who teaches this 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 5, 12 & 19
  • 10am–2:30pm
  • Toko Shinoda and Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • ¥13,500
  • Additional materials fee: ¥5,800–¥7,500
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 27
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members. The fee is waived for Connections members.


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.