Authentic Kintsugi Coffee Cup, Sometsuke Cherry Flower Gold
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese lacquer) Meister, repaired the chips using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method.
A cup adorned with full of cherry blossoms "Kakitzume pattern". 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.
<About the Original Vessel>
This vessel is provided by T.NISHIKAWA & CO., INC. in Kyoto.
Kyo wares are completed by a division of labor among professional craftsmen specializing in different fields such as molding, painting, glazing, and firing.
During each creating process, some pieces are inevitably broken or chipped. Normally, these works are rejected during the inspection process and never seen by their customers. However, the forms of these works and the detailed paintings that adorn them are by no means inferior to those of their whole pieces.
To avoid wasting the diligent efforts their craftsmen put into handmaking each piece, they have decided to sell unused pieces that were broken or chipped in our web store after they have been repaired through our Kintsugi.
Especially for deep cups like this one, it is very difficult to carefully paint with a brush deep into the cup, and there are only a few craftsmen who make these precious gems now.
Click here to see the production process and techniques of Kyo ware.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
Cherry blossoms have long been popular in Japan as a symbol of spring, and as a celebratory flower that reminds us of new life.
We applied a simple Kintsugi on this auspicious cup to not spoil the atmosphere of the original pattern.
We express sustainable luxury by reviving the thoughts of all the artisans involved in the creation of this fine vessel through 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 and a certificate of origin and quality.
||Ø105 H82mm / 190ml|
Kintsugi & Maki-e portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||1 month|
||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
|Producer of vessel
||T.NISHIKAWA & CO., INC., Kyoto JAPAN|
As a general rule, our delivery area is only available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Japan. 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 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.
What people say
The kintsugi repair by Mr. Suginaka really looks like it belongs in a museum or art exhibition!
From Utah, USA
It is truly a beautiful piece.
My son, who I gave this Kintsugi, absolutely loved it.!
From Washington, USA
Extremely pleased with your Kintsugi piece! We were particularly impressed with how quickly it arrived and how beautifully it was presented.
From New South Wales, Australia
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.