The Ancient Japanese Aesthetic of Sustainable Upcycling
The Kintsugi Labo JAPAN brings you the sustainable world view that is not “good as new”, but “better than new”.
Our Kintsugi is a Contemporary Art that reconnects a world that has been divided.
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.View all Kintsugi
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"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.Discover more
Our proud master
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!Learn more
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10+ Five Star Reviews Highly Recommended by Satisfied Customer!
Julia K. / California, USA
Fast delivery, high quality, beautiful work, certification included!
Heather C. / California, USA
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.
Farhad R. / Basel, Switzerland
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!
Casey. F / Texas, USA
A trusted and satisfying purchase
There are many shops selling "Kintsugi like" pieces, but The Kintsugi Labo JAPAN is the only shop that I trusted and wanted to buy the authentic Kintsugi pieces from in Japan. Considering not only the superb Kintsugi techniques, but also the value of the original vessels, I don't think the price range is too expensive. So satisfied to buy such a beautiful Kintsugi pottery during my stay in Japan.
Lynne. G / Queensland, Australia
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.
Susan K. / Washington, USA
A Beautiful Piece with an Inspiring Business Model
I was finally able to give my son, the kintsugi sake cup that I had purchased for him from you in late November. He absolutely loved it. It is truly a beautiful piece. The original Kiyomizu ware cup was beautiful in its own right and the repairs deftly and artfully applied by Mr. Suginaka only enhanced its beauty. We also appreciated the gifts you included as well as the all natural box. I also want to let you know that the information you provide on your website regarding your philosophy and business model adds to our enjoyment of the piece.
Karen C. / Kentucky, USA
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!
Jason P. / Massachusetts, USA
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!
Taku N. / Texas, USA
Elegant and Timeless Kintsugi Tableware
I ordered 3 rectangular plates in the neo style. They are very elegant and even better in person than in the pictures. They are also practical and suitable for use as serving platters. If treated carefully, these will last a lifetime and their design is timeless. I bought these as gifts. I thought the pricing was very fair. I also bought one tea bowl in traditional kintsugi style as a decorative piece in my house. It's elegant and refined, even better than in the pictures, and slightly bigger than I expected, which is nice. I will never tire of looking at it. The packaging, care, and speed with which they are shipped are remarkable as well. It is very consistent with the attention to detail and craftsmanship of your studio. I'm very happy I found you and I hope to make more purchases in the future, or visit when I'm in Japan!
Denise, R / Maryland, USA
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 💕
Doug N. / NSW, Australia
Exquisite Kintsugi Sake Cup Set - A Perfect Gift
We purchased the "Unique Kintsugi Meoto Sake Cup set (Gold & Silver)" for our eldest son's birthday and we were extremely pleased with it! We were particularly impressed with how quickly it arrived and how beautifully it was presented. I'm sure our son will love this exquisite and unique gift!
Ryan C. / Utah, USA
Beautiful Kintsugi Hagi Vessel, Excellent Service
It’s still an absolutely beautiful vessel in the traditional Hagi style, and the kintsugi repair by Mr. Suginaka really looks like it belongs in a museum or art exhibition. I was so pleased to find your import business online, and the effort that you have made to connect talented artisans and customers like me who can appreciate the effort and beauty of kintsugi is very much appreciated. I certainly hope to become a loyal future customer, and will tell others who are interested in your company what a pleasure it has been doing business with you.
Reviving your cherish vessels
Transform Your Brokenness
Think you have no choice but to throw away your treasured vessel when it breaks? That's when Kintsugi comes in!Apply here
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Embrace sustainability and exclusivity with our Kintsugi pieces!
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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