Shikkui Product Training Workshop

The 2-day workshop will focus on application of Shikkui Surface Coatings - a line of versatile and all-natural Japanese lime plaster products certified with Cradle to Cradle and offering a wide range of ecological and health-beneficial properties. The workshop will cover both the essential application techniques and various types of textures, giving participants good insights of traditional Japanese plastering techniques, as well as modern artistic surfaces.

The workshop's cheaf instructors are Japan's renowned plaster artisan Tomiaki Takayama and the principle U.S. based Shikkui instructor Joe Dinis.

Workshop program overview

When: Friday August 5th - Sunday August 6th (2011), 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost: $250.00 per person (workshop participation fee, without accommodation and meals)

Where: Tagawa Sangyo, 1924 Yugeta, Tagawa-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 826-0041 Japan
(please contact us for assistance with travel arrangements and accommodation)

Closest airport: Fukuoka Airport (FUK)


WORKSHOP, DAY 1: Friday August 5th, 2011
- Product line overview
- Application steps
- Essential troweling techniques for Shikkui plasters
- Application of base coats, finish coats
- Lime plaster application in Japan
- Traditional and modern Japanese textures
- Surface aggregates
- Humidity-regulating specification of Shikkui (featuring high-grade diatomite)

WORKSHOP, DAY 2: Saturday August 6th, 2011
- The versatility of Shikkui Sora
- Various Venetian/Stucco textures
- Modern artistic textures and effects
- Sprayable application
- Roller application
- Working with color pigments

OPTIONAL EVENT: Sunday August 7th, 2011
- Netwroking and experience-sharing between plaster applicators from different countries and Japanese applicators
- Company and factory tour