Kintsugi:
The Ancient Japanese Aesthetic of Sustainable Upcycling

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The ancient Japanese aesthetic of celebrating the beauty of imperfection and honoring the history of an object is artfully brought to life in the broken pottery.

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Handcrafted Kintsugi pottery, embracing imperfection with golden beauty.
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece being used in a real-world setting, such as a cup of sake being poured into a Kintsugi cup
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Photo of the front side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of the bottom side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery with a text overlay indicating the size of the piece
Handcrafted Kintsugi pottery, embracing imperfection with golden beauty.
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece being used in a real-world setting, such as a cup of sake being poured into a Kintsugi cup
Video of a skilled Japanese craftsman restoring a broken pottery using the traditional Kintsugi technique
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery piece, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Photo of the front side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of the bottom side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery with a text overlay indicating the size of the piece
Rotating video of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, allowing viewers to see the piece from all angles
Full-color image of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its intricate repairs and unique design
More than just pottery: Kintsugi tells a story of resilience, transformed into a living art that enriches and inspires.
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Photo of the bottom side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of the front side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery with a text overlay indicating the size of the piece
Full-color image of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its intricate repairs and unique design
More than just pottery: Kintsugi tells a story of resilience, transformed into a living art that enriches and inspires.
Video of a skilled Japanese craftsman restoring a broken pottery using the traditional Kintsugi technique
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Photo of the bottom side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of the front side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery with a text overlay indicating the size of the piece
Rotating video of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, allowing viewers to see the piece from all angles
Full-color image of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its intricate repairs and unique design
More than just pottery: Kintsugi tells a story of resilience, transformed into a living art that enriches and inspires.
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Photo of the front side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of the back side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery with a text overlay indicating the size of the piece
Full-color image of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its intricate repairs and unique design
More than just pottery: Kintsugi tells a story of resilience, transformed into a living art that enriches and inspires.
Video of a skilled Japanese craftsman restoring a broken pottery using the traditional Kintsugi technique
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Close-up photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing the detail of its repairs and craftsmanship
Photo of the front side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of the back side of an authentic Kintsugi pottery, showing its overall design and features
Photo of an authentic Kintsugi pottery with a text overlay indicating the size of the piece
Embrace the beauty of brokenness: This rotating video of an authentic  Kintsugi pottery invites you to discover the captivating elegance of flaws transformed into art.
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What's Kintsugi?

"金継ぎ" Kintsugi is a unique Japanese technique in which broken vessels are repaired using urushi (Japanese lacquer). In Japan, imperfections such as cracks and stains on vessels are considered to create value. The typical way of thinking is that broken vessels must be discarded. However, we believe upcycling gives new life to such vessels and enriches the lives of those who use them. By reviving the spirit of the craftsman, who has poured his or her time into the piece, the vessels can be upcycled rather than being thrown away. This is what modern, sustainable luxury is all about. We hope that you, too, see the beauty in Kintsugi, a practice which conveys the Japanese spirit.

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Japanese Kintsugi Artist

Nobuyasu Suginaka

Meet Nobuyasu Suginaka, a skilled Japanese lacquer artist with over 35 years of experience who is passionate about enhancing the beauty of imperfection. His long cultivated Kintsugi and Maki-e techniques make each piece unique and artistic. Join the journey and discover the timeless, sustainable art of Kintsugi!

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100+ Happy Customers: Loved by Many!

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Simone C. / South Carolina, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Timeless Techniques, Stunning Kintsugi!

The craftsmanship is exceptional, with a strong emphasis on the use of natural, traditional processes and ingredients. It's evident that great care and attention to detail is invested in every step, resulting in a product that not only looks beautiful, but also honors ancient techniques.

February, 2024

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Luke M. / NSW, Australia

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

unique & beautiful craftmanship

I was truly impressed by the unique and beautiful craftsmanship. It's clear that each piece is crafted with an incredible amount of care and precision, resulting in a truly unique work of art.

January, 2024

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Chris & Emilia P. / California, USA

On-site Buyer

★★★★★

Thoughtful Design, Exquisite Beauty

The quality, the beautiful aesthetic, the deep thoughtfulness behind the design, the texture and the story behind the craft.

December, 2023

Tradditional Kintsugi Repaired

Suood  L. / Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

A customer who requested a Kintsugi repair

★★★★★

Masterful repair!

I truly appreciate the authentic way your Kintsugi pieces are presented. It feels like each piece has a story to tell, and the repairs only enhance its unique character. It's clear that a lot of love and care goes into the restoration process.

December, 2023

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Jennifer M. / Tokyo, JAPAN

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Beautiful & A Trustworthy Merchant!

The craftsmanship is beautiful and I love that you were able to ship the piece to me. It was very well packed.

December, 2023

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Leila P. / Hawaii, USA

On-site Buyer

★★★★★

Thought & Care in Every Piece

I love that it is original, and that so much thought and work went into each piece.

November, 2023

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Teilo P. / London, UK

On-site Buyer

★★★★★

Impressed by Authenticity

The authenticity of the product and the presentation of everything. I also enjoyed the beginning where you are educated on the history of kintsugi.

September, 2023

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Thelma Z. / California, USA

On-site Buyer

★★★★★

A Memorable Kintsugi Journey

Michie, Ken & Yasu were wonderful hosts, offering a memorable Kintsugi experience. Our package from Kintsugi Labo arrived safely, and the completed Kintsugi small plates hold special meaning with the stamped date on the back. The Kintsugi sake cup is a beautiful addition to our collection. Thanks for everything!

June, 2023

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Farhad R. / Basel, Switzerland

Enthusiastic Superbuyer

★★★★★

Simplicity Refined

Simple, elegant, uplifting!

June, 2023

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Julia K. / California, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Swift&Stunning!

Fast delivery, high quality, beautiful work, certification included!

March, 2023

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Heather C. / California, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Beauty in Brokenness

The dragon bowl was made even more beautiful through its brokenness as it was expertly re-crafted by The Kintsugi Labo. I couldn’t be happier with my beautiful unique piece of pottery.

March, 2023

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Farhad R. / Basel, Switzerland

Enthusiastic Superbuyer

★★★★★

Beautiful Kintsugi, Fast delivery & Great business model!

It arrived very quickly and Beautiful Shigaraki ware tea cup , even more beautiful after the repair! Congratulations to Mr Suginaka, and also to Michie and Ken for this way of supporting local artists and businesses!

February, 2023

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Casey. F / Texas, USA

On-site Buyer

★★★★★

A trusted and satisfying purchase

Among the many shops selling "Kintsugi like" pieces, The Kintsugi Labo JAPAN is the only one I trusted for authentic Kintsugi. The price range is reasonable considering the superb techniques and value of the original vessels. I'm delighted to have purchased such a beautiful Kintsugi pottery during my stay in Japan.

December, 2022

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Lynne. G / Queensland, Australia

Enthusiastic Superbuyer

★★★★★

Stunning Craftsmanship

I purchased 3 Neo Kintsugi serving plates, they are stunning!!! The quality & workmanship is just beautiful. I would highly recommend The Kintsugi Lab to anyone looking for something a little different. Also their customer service is second to none.

November, 2022

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Susan K. / Washington, USA

Enthusiastic Superbuyer

★★★★★

A Beautiful Piece with an Inspiring Business Model

My son adores the kintsugi sake cup I bought from you. It's a truly beautiful piece with skillful repairs. The extra gifts and natural box were appreciated. Your website's philosophy and business model enrich our experience. Thank you!

August, 2022

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Karen C. / Kentucky, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Authentic and Meaningful Gift

I purchased a beautiful piece for my stepdaughter - not only is it beautiful and authentic but it comes with a story if it’s history and meaning - what an amazing gift!

June, 2022

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Jason P. / Massachusetts, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Beautifully Restored Cup Makes Perfect Gift

I purchased a beautifully restored cup as a gift for my wife. It was well packaged and promptly delivered to her in the US. She loved it!

May, 2022

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Taku N. / Texas, USA

Enthusiastic Superbuyer

★★★★★

Elegant and Timeless Kintsugi Tableware

I ordered 3 elegant neo-style rectangular plates and a stunning traditional kintsugi tea bowl. They surpassed my expectations in person and make perfect gifts. The pricing is fair, and the packaging and shipping were remarkable. I'm delighted to have found your studio and look forward to future purchases or visiting in person

April, 2022

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Denise, R / Maryland, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Perfect Wedding Gift and Wonderful Customer Service

I received the perfect gift for my nephews wedding. Thank you so very much !!! I hope I can wait until the wedding to give it to him. You have been an absolute pleasure to correspond with and I look forward to making more purchases in the future. *And the special note from you - beautiful 💕

March, 2022

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Ryan C. / Utah, USA

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Beautiful Kintsugi Hagi Vessel, Excellent Service

The Hagi-style vessel is stunning, and Mr. Suginaka's kintsugi repair is museum-worthy. I'm grateful to have found your import business, connecting artisans and appreciative customers like me. I look forward to being a loyal customer and sharing my positive experience with others.

December 2021

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We collect and artfully revive broken Japanese pottery using the traditional Kintsugi technique, saving it from being discarded. Not readily available overseas, these hand-painted or handmade treasures are filled with the spirit of Japanese craftsmanship.
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