Authentic Kintsugi Cafe Cup, Sunflowers, Ko-Imari
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Parts>
Ko-Imari blue ware looks great with simple kintsugi. We applied simple Kintsugi on the chips and cracks carefully with 24-karat gold powder. The gold is finally coated with urushi (Japanese natural lacquer) to prevent it from peeling off. In addition to repairing the cracked and chipped areas with traditional Kintsugi, we have also drawn Kintsugi patterns on some other unbroken part to create a dynamic Kintsugi piece.
<About the Original Vessel>
This vessel was made over 150 years ago. Vessels made in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, on the western edge of Japan, are called Imari ware.
Vessels made after 1600, during what is called the Edo era in Japan (the last period ruled by samurai), are called Ko-Imari (old Imari ware), and are popular as simple living vessels.
This vessel was made as a buckwheat noodle cup, and is just the right size for a cup of coffee or tea.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
We aim to create a sustainable, yet luxurious pieces by reviving the thoughts and times of all the artisans involved in the creation of this fine vessel through Kintsugi.
We hope that the sunflower pattern will brighten the spirits of those who use it.
May you feel a beauty of the imperfection in Kintsugi.
All materials we use are natural and do not have any risks of toxicity.
The piece comes with a Paulownia box, including care advises, a giveaway, and a certificate of origin and quality.
|Size||Ø80mm H60mm / 120ml|
Kintsugi portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||1 month|
|Kintsugi Artist||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
|Production area of vessel||Imari ware, Saga pref. JAPAN|
As a general rule, our delivery area is only available in USA, UK, Canada and Australia. If you are not from one of these countries and wish to purchase our product, please send us a message in English using the INQUIRY FORM. Thank you.
How to care for Kintsugi Piece
- After use, wash the pieces using a soft sponge and food-safe detergent.
- Rinse them in lukewarm or cool water and completely dry them using a soft dish cloth.
- Do not soak them in hot or cold water for long periods of time. This may cause the urushi or maki-e lacquer to peel or fracture.
- The urushi (Japanese lacquer) may break or the maki-e lacquer decoration may peel off if the piece is dropped or if it collides with other hard objects. Please handle these pieces carefully.
- Do not place these pieces in the microwave or dishwasher.
Taxes & Duties - Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges associated with buying goods from abroad are the responsibility of the customer. You might therefore still be billed for these fees and handling. For more information, please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
We appreciate your understanding.
Our Opening campaign!
As a special offer, a small lacquer plate will be given to those who purchase our products.
The pattern of the plates is completely left up to us, so you cannot choose the pattern in advance.
You'll have to wait until it arrives to find out which plate it is!
Our Kintsugi products are made only from renewable and natural materials.
Broken Vessels for Kintsugi
We never use vessels that have been intentionally broken to make kintsugi pieces.
We are packing with a traditional Japanese material called paulownia, which grows quickly and has a low environmental impact.
Our Kintsugi quality
Certificate of origin & quality
We enclose a certificate to guarantee the quality of our Kintsugi.
Please purchase with confidence.
As a general rule, we do not allow purchases for the purpose of resale.