wood   workshop

let's make something!

kids workshop class!

It's a fun, 2-hour class for kids to make a simple wood project. Classes start with an English lesson to learn new vocabulary - the teacher is Japanese, so she can also explain concepts in Japanese, if needed.

Tim teaches safe tool use and explains the project, then students make the project and can take it home to paint, stain, etc.  There's a new project every month!


Each class has minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 6 students - we will contact you if a class your child is registered for does not have enough students.

Cost is just ¥3,500 and includes all materials,  tax & there's no registration fee.

Check the events page for dates and times.


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Kitewa (木手和) Wood Workshop is a community for woodworkers.

Kitewa is open to everyone, from beginners to master craftsmen.
It's perfect for people who want to make things, but don't have the tools, space or skills.  You supply the imagination, materials and desire!

In addition to learning woodworking, you can also learn English!

If you already know how to use the tools, you can start your project today! 

If you’re just beginning, or if there is a tool that’s new to you, we'll show you what to do.

Come to Kitewa to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!

When your project is finished, you can say "I made that!"




We provide “Content and Language Integrated Training,” for Woodworking and English skills.   It’s a great way to learn new skills, use them in a practical way and increase your confidence.

As your skill increases and you want to try new tools or techniques, we’re here to help - Safety First!

We also have various classes and events; for example, Japanese Joinery, Finishing, Gifts,etc. (in Japanese and English).              


Tim Quillian, owner of Kitewa Wood Workshop, has been doing DIY for more than 25 years.

Moving to Japan in 2005, he teaches business English to employees at companies such as Nomura, NEC, Marubeni, Accenture, Sony, Mitsui Fudosan, Dentsu, Morgan Stanley, Softbank, Apple, Suntory, PwC, Sumitomo Life, etc.



join us


There are lots of ways to enjoy your time here, depending on what you want to do:                                  

Daily (11am - 6pm) :  ¥4,000

Half-day (3pm - 6pm) : ¥2,500

Seminars & Courses : ¥5,000 ~

Basic Use & Safety (1.5 hours) : ¥1,000

Shop rental : ¥10,000 daily

Gift Certificates available!

(all fees include consumption tax)



saturday    11am-6pm                    

sunday       11am-6pm




shiba koen station A1 - 3 min

mita station A9 - 7 min

akabanebashi station - 9 min

tamachi station - 15 min

hamamatsucho / daimon - 15 min


2-9-9   2f

shiba     minato ku    105-0014