The Japanese Tea Box (Series)

Dive into the world of the chabako tea box.

What will I learn in this class?
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).

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.


  • Mar 4 & 11
  • 10am–12pm
  • Beate Sirota Gordon and Haru Reischauer classrooms
  • ¥9,000
  • Additional materials fee: ¥5,800–¥7,500
    - 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
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 24
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members.