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Mitsuro Hikime Wax

 

By mixing and boiling beeswax (wax extracted from beehives) and pine resin (natural resin extracted from pine trees), Mitsuro is created as a material suitable for modeling.

When Mitsuro is heated to an appropriate temperature, it becomes supple and flexible and can be expressed in shapes.

The process of replacing the fine, elegant lines and curved surfaces that can only be expressed with Mitsuro with metal and giving them shine is full of surprise and joy.

Would you like to come across an original work that is a bit different?

​​About the classroom

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 Mitsuro Hikime Wax Sculpting School newly launched by Tomoyasu & Company based on the work they have been involved in for nearly 50 years.

Classes where you can experience Mitsuro, a natural material, using traditional techniques are rare in Japan, and you can make your own original handmade jewelry that is one of a kind in the world.

 

The classroom faces the lush Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa City, Tokyo, and is taught by professional craftsmen who have been involved in creating works for many years at Tomoyasu & Company.

You can learn a wide range of techniques, from Mitsuro techniques to metal engraving techniques.

​We provide solid support to each student in our small classrooms.

Please visit the Tomoyasu & Company homepage from the URL below.

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​About the course

​​ Beginner's course and Master's course to improve your skills. Your desired Short-term custom courseYou can also select the ​ course (conditions apply).

We also welcome applications for just the trial class, so please feel free to apply.

In the trial class, you can make a ring using Mitsuro. One of the Mitsuro pieces we made will be finished in silver and will be wrapped and delivered at a later date. ​ (Silver processing and finishing will be done by professional staff. We do not ship overseas.)

In the beginner's course, you can do everything from basic Mitsuro production to metal processing and finishing (conditionscan be).

Decide on the motif you want to create, and shape it with Mitsuro using hand-shaping and pulling. The Mitsuro is cast and replaced with metal, which is then processed and finished.

In the Master's Course, you can perform the entire process from Mitsuro production to metal processing and finishing with your own hands. Motifs can be freely designed and produced within the production range.

In the short-term custom course, you can freely choose and take courses such as Mitsuro modeling course and molding course.

Please contact us if you are interested.

From the form Please contact us.

We also accept students from overseas.

Basically, the instructor will be speaking in Japanese, but it is possible to have a conversation using a translation app on your smartphone.

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​Mitsuro hands-on class 

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​Mitsuro hands-on class

 

①Standard Plan

The Standard Plan is to create the original shape of the ring using Mitsuro, a natural material.

This plan does not include silver making. 

[Price] 7,700 yen (tax included) per person 

Includes basic materials, tool usage fee, and training fee.

One of the Mitsuro pieces created in the hands-on class will be finished in silver,
We will deliver it to you at a later date (within about one month).
(Silvering and finishing will be done by professional craftsmen.) 
We do not ship overseas.

Please contact us if you would like more than one finished piece in silver.
Please contact us if you would like to order chains or other parts.

[Trial Time] 90 minutes

②Mitsuro hands-on class plan for pairs

Using a natural material, Mitsuro, we will make the original shape of the ring.
The two of you will share the text and other materials that you will use on the day of the experience,
The price is more economical than the standard plan, as the finished work will be sent to a single address.
The price is more economical than the Standard Plan.
Please invite your family and friends to join us.
This is a Mitsuro experience only and does not include silver production.

[Price] ¥13,200 (tax included)
Includes basic materials, tool usage fee, and training fee.

Two Mitsuro pieces for two people created in the hands-on class will be finished in silver and delivered to you at a later date (approximately one month).
(Silvering and finishing will be done by professional craftsmen.)
We do not ship overseas.

Please contact us if you would like more than one finished piece in silver.
Please contact us if you would like to order chains and other parts.

 

[Trial Time] 90 minutes

[Payment Method]

After making a reservation, we will inform you of the bank transfer address by e-mail.
Please make your payment within 3 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) from the date of the e-mail.

If you wish to add more classes, please make payment at the classroom on the day of the class.

[Reservations]

Please select a trial plan and trial date and time from the following schedule and make a reservation using the inquiry form.

 We are closed on Sundays and national holidays.
Please note that the dates are subject to change.

2024

【 June 】 ​

17th (Monday) afternoon, 18th (Tuesday) to 22nd (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

24th (Monday) afternoon, 25th (Tuesday) to 28th (Friday) morning and afternoon, ​

 

【 July 】 ​

1st (Monday) afternoon, 2nd (Tuesday) to 6th (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

8th (Monday) afternoon, 9th (Tuesday) to 12th (Friday) morning and afternoon,

16th (Tuesday) afternoon, 17th (Wednesday) to 20th (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

22nd (Monday) afternoon, 23rd (Tuesday) to 26th (Friday) morning and afternoon,

29th (Monday) afternoon, 30th (Tuesday) to 31st (Wednesday) morning and afternoon,

 

​ [August]

​ 1st (Thursday) to 3rd (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

5th (Monday) afternoon, 6th (Tuesday) to 9th (Friday) morning and afternoon, ​

*We will be closed for summer vacation from August 10th (Sat) to 18th (Sun). ​

 

19th (Monday) afternoon, 20th (Tuesday) to 23rd (Friday) morning and afternoon,

26th (Monday), 27th (Tuesday) to 31st (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

The course will be held on both days at the following times

Morning session: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The afternoon session can be adjusted to start from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

If you have a preferred time, please let us know at the time of reservation application.

Preparation and clean-up time is not included.

[Access]

1-3-6-5 Kamisunacho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo
 

 

[What you need to bring on the day of your Mitsuro hands-on class]
Apron, writing utensils, notepad,

[Environment of classroom]
The following measures will be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment.
Maintain ventilation at all times
Regular disinfection of desks, seats, and equipment

In accordance with the above, we ask that all participants wear masks (optional).

Please measure your temperature on the day of the Mitsuro hands-on class.
If you have any symptoms such as fever, you will not be able to attend the class.
We will reschedule your appointment.


[Please note that you can only take the trial class once.]

Please note that the trial class is limited to one time only.
We only accept reservations in advance. Same-day applications are not accepted.
Please make reservations at least one week in advance.
Reservations can only be made once, up to one week in advance.
We cannot accept cancellations after reservations have been made.
If you cancel on the day of the class, the full amount of the trial fee will not be refunded.
Please let us know at the time of reservation if you will be using a car.
Bicycle parking space is available.

The maximum number of participants is 4.

If we reach the maximum number of participants, reservations will be made for the next class.

*We use natural materials, so please feel free to consult us if you have any allergies or other concerns.

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About the course content

Common matters for each course

[Joining fee]

¥12,000 (tax included)

*Tools [polishing spatula (thick x 1, thin x 1), chamois, loupe, storage box] set included

​ *Tool contents may change.

1 frame: 2 hours 30 minutes 

 

Morning session: 10:00-12:30 

Afternoon session: 14:00-16:30 

*If you take a custom course in the morning and afternoon, the time allocation will change.  

(Example: 10:00-12:00, lunch break 1 hour, 13:00-16:00, class time 5 hours)

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​​Beginners course

<About costs> 

Tuition fee for 1 class: ¥5,500~ 

 

You can take the course as many times a month as you want, as long as the school is open and reservations are available.  

Payment will be made monthly, so please reserve your desired dates and times for one month at least one week in advance from the beginning (1st) of the month in which you wish to take the course, and pay the combined tuition fee. Advance payment is required.  

 

Silver bullion cost, casting cost, and parts cost are required separately at actual cost.  

Tool usage fees and Mitsuro material fees are included in the tuition fee.  

 

In the beginner's course, 

You can learn the basics of metal engraving techniques from scratch, starting with Mitsuro modeling.  

In Mitsuro modeling, you can mainly learn the basics of hikime techniques and hand-stretching techniques.  

For metal engraving, the base metal is mainly 925 silver, and the work is finished using files, electric grinders, etc.  

The instructor will perform sprue setting, brazing, sandblasting, and coloring.  

Designs using jewelry etc. are not allowed.  

Mitsuro refining is not performed.  

 

The following schedule will be adjusted according to the number of works, difficulty level, and progress status of each work.  

(minimum finish time: 6 frames) 

・Mitsuro modeling (drawing/hand-finishing) 

・Metal processing (tool explanation, runner removal, sanding, surface treatment with electric grinder)  

・Final polishing 

​Masters Course

<About costs> 

Tuition fee for 1 class: ¥10,000~

 

You can take the course as many times a month as you want, as long as the school is open and reservations are available.  

Payment will be made monthly, so please reserve your desired dates and times for one month at least one week in advance from the beginning (1st) of the month in which you wish to take the course, and pay the combined tuition fee. Advance payment is required.  

 

Precious metal bullion costs, casting costs, and parts costs are required separately at actual cost.  

Tool usage fees and Mitsuro material fees are included in the tuition fee.  

 

In the Master's course, 

You can create Mitsuro shapes designed with free ideas (size restrictions apply).  

In metal engraving, the base metal is mainly silver or gold, and the work is finished using a file or an electric grinder.  

You can do all the steps yourself, including sprue setting, brazing, sandblasting, and coloring.  

You can create designs using jewelry, etc.  

 

The following schedule will be adjusted according to the number of works, difficulty level, and progress status of each work.  

(Minimum finish time is 10 frames or more) 

・Mitsuro refining 

・Mitsuro modeling (drawing/hand-finishing) 

・For designs using gemstones, stone seat production 

・Metal processing (tool explanation, runner removal, sanding, surface treatment with electric grinder, etc.) 

・Final polishing 

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​​Short-term custom course

For custom courses,  

You can select and take the following courses with pinpoint accuracy. (Multiple selections possible) 

 

・Mitsuro modeling course (Hikime, hand shaping) 

↳Includes Mitsuro refining and regeneration methods. Reservations for classes are accepted for 2 classes or more.  

  

・Metal engraving course (from casting to finishing)

・Sprue setting course

・Wax course (molding using block wax) 

・Silicon rubber molding course for block wax cast prototypes

 

《Special Plan》 

・① Silicone rubber molding of beeswax cast prototype Standard course

 ↳This course is limited to those who have taken the Masters course 

・②Silicone rubber molding of beeswax cast pattern Advanced course 

This is a limited course for those who have taken ↳① 

・③ Injection wax duplication and sprue stand course

↳This course is limited to those who have made rubber molds in our class. 

 

For ①②③, a separate teaching material fee is required.  

 

 

<About costs> 

Tuition fee for one class: Varies depending on course content. Please select your desired course and contact us using the inquiry form.

 

Precious metal bullion costs, casting costs, and parts costs are required separately at actual cost.  

Tool usage fees and Mitsuro material fees are included in the tuition fee.  

 

Depending on the selected content, we will adjust the schedule according to the number of works, difficulty level, and progress status of each work.  

You can take the course as many times a month as you want, as long as the school is open and reservations are available.  

It is possible to take short-term intensive courses.  

Please reserve your desired date and time for one month at least one week before the date of the course, and pay the combined tuition fee. Advance payment is required.  

​​*About material costs*

The following items will be charged separately from the tuition fee.

 

Price of precious metals such as silver

jewelry cost

Parts fee

*Supplementary information regarding course content

[About membership fee]
The joining fee can only be paid once.

[Advance reservation required]
​There is a limit on the number of people, so
Please make your reservation at least one week before the lesson.
​If you wish to cancel, please contact us at least 2 days before the lesson.

[Additional options]
Additional lessons are possible.
(*We may not be able to accept applications depending on the reservation status of the classroom.)

Beginners course: ¥5.500~ per additional class

Masters course: ¥10,000~ per additional class

Short-term custom course: Varies depending on course content.

 

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[About each course/lesson schedule]
​Please make a reservation from the dates below.

Morning session 10:00-12:30

Afternoon session 14:00-16:30
 

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2024

【 June 】 ​

17th (Monday) afternoon, 18th (Tuesday) to 22nd (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

24th (Monday) afternoon, 25th (Tuesday) to 28th (Friday) morning and afternoon, ​

 

【 July 】 ​

1st (Monday) afternoon, 2nd (Tuesday) to 6th (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

8th (Monday) afternoon, 9th (Tuesday) to 12th (Friday) morning and afternoon,

16th (Tuesday) afternoon, 17th (Wednesday) to 20th (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

22nd (Monday) afternoon, 23rd (Tuesday) to 26th (Friday) morning and afternoon,

29th (Monday) afternoon, 30th (Tuesday) to 31st (Wednesday) morning and afternoon,

 

​ [August]

​ 1st (Thursday) to 3rd (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

5th (Monday) afternoon, 6th (Tuesday) to 9th (Friday) morning and afternoon, ​

*We will be closed for summer vacation from August 10th (Sat) to 18th (Sun). ​

 

19th (Monday) afternoon, 20th (Tuesday) to 23rd (Friday) morning and afternoon,

26th (Monday), 27th (Tuesday) to 31st (Saturday) morning and afternoon,

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​About inquiries

​We will respond from the following hours.

Monday-Friday: 9:30-16:30

1st and 3rd Saturday: 9:30-16:30

2nd and 4th Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, summer, year-end and New Year holidays: Closed

​​TEL: 080-7841-3956

*If you cannot reach us by phone, please use the contact form above.

Please contact us.

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