Mini Zen Garden Class for Healing

How to make a zen garden, a healing space where you can reflect on yourself.

Kintsugi Australia

Kintsugi Australia

5.0 (595)

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 3

label $88 - $135 ($88 for Zen garden healing only (No garden kit included), $135 for Zen garden healing with kit to take home)

Make a mini zen garden!

A mini zen garden is a healing method that anyone can easily do. Place a stone on a tray or plate and draw a line on the sand to create your own Mini Zen Garden. Practising this will help you find inner peace. Mini Zen Garden healing is a space where you can reflect on yourself.

During this class, you will learn about the history of the zen garden including:

  • The famous Zen Gardens in Japan and learn how to go and the highlights in the surrounding area
  • The importance of stones in the Zen Garden
  • Learn how to assemble stones and what they mean
  • Learn about sand crests and practice how to draw them
  • Meditate to create a Zen Garden image
  • Create your own original mini zen garden (you can make it multiple times within the session)
  • You will talk about the Zen Garden you have created

You can choose to purchase a Zen Garden kit to take home when you book.

About Zen Garden:
Zen Garden is a type of Japanese garden that does not use water; it is unique to Japan that expresses natural scenery such as mountains and rivers with stones and sand. In Japan, it is called KARESANSUI. Karesansui is not about splendid scenery, but a calming space. Therefore, it is still used as a place for meditation.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
  • Knowledge of the Mini Zen Garden
  • Mini Zen Garden kit valued at $77
  • Time for pleasant healing
  • Information of Japanese trip
  • Japanese style tea time
What to bring
All materials are provided.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Kintsugi Australia adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

We provide washed and tumble dried cotton groves, disposable groves for each students. We also use sanitizer to clean tables, chairs and door knobs. The sanitizers are also available for students.

Suite 402, 235 Clarence st, Sydney

Your teacher
Kintsugi Australia
Kintsugi Australia

Knowledge of Kinstugi from 5 masters

5.0 (595)

Kintsugi Australia is located in Sydney and the only organisation in Australia completely specialised in kintsugi, offering private and group lessons, repair and kintsugi artistic creations. After completing our course, the students can join the Kintsugi Dojo where they can continue to create their own work of art, and they can improve their technique to become kintsugi masters.

Kintsugi Dojo is available only in Sydney main studio, but online Dojo is starting in February 2021.

Beginner’s, Traditional and Kintsugi accessory courses are held in Melbourne nearly every month and occasionally in Brisbane.

Jun Morooka is a kintsugi master. He is an expert in the Traditional Kintsugi method with natural lacquer (urushi) and gold. He has also developed his own method using modern material, bringing innovation to an ancient technique. He accepts commissions to repair broken pottery and ceramics with kintsugi.

Jun Morooka was born in Tokyo in 1959. He moved to Sydney in 1987 and in 2008 he started to manage a Japanese restaurant called JIPANG. He fell in love with kintsugi after watching a TV documentary. He decided to go back to Japan to train with five kintsugi masters in Kanazawa and Tokyo. In 2018, he established Kintsugi Australia in Sydney.

Jun Morooka teaches Traditional Kintsugi and Modern Kintsugi in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, he exhibited his artwork at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. "Kibou" and "Negai" were displayed in the hospital to show that scars can become beautiful.

In June 2020, "Jikuu" was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize - Open Category. The artwork was selected among over 800 entries and was displayed during an online exhibition (31 July - 30 September 2020).

Jun Morooka has appeared on a number of media outlets, such as ABC News and SBS Australia. An audio interview is available on SBS Japanese Radio and a video interview on SBS Australia Facebook page. He was also featured on ELLE DECOR (Spain).

Jun Morooka was invited to give a kintsugi lesson during the TV Show The Bachelor Australia aired on Channel 10 on the 17th of September 2020.

Jun and Hitomi Morooka were on the TV show The Livingroom on Channel 10 on the 21th of May 2021.

Our Teachers

  • Hitomi is Jun‘s wife. She learned Kintsugi from Jun. She has a Kintsugi Accessory Class. Hitomi is a naturopath and healing expert and has visited many Zen Gardens for research.
  • Kumi learned Kintsugi from Jun. She is familiar with Japanese history and Zen Gardens. Her teaching is very kind.
  • Noriko leaned Kintsugi from Jun. She has many years of experience of working in Travel agency and has a lot of knowledge of Japan and its culture.
  • Masano was born in Kyoto, the home of Zen Garden. She has been familiar with Zen Gardens since childhood.
  • Kimie is the first of Jun’s students. She learned Kintsugi from 2017 in a Jun’s class. Her knowledge and techniques are splendid now. Her Kintsugi is delicate very beautiful.

More about this class

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