Authentic Kintsugi Fruit & Sweets bowl, Golden valley, Bizen
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
This vessel was broken at the Japanese antique store during the earthquake. In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese natural lacquer) Meister, repaired and upcycled this vessel using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method.
After carefully joining the broken part using urushi, the 24-karat gold powder was sprinkled to decorate the joined part. For this piece, we applied a Kintsugi as simple as possible to match the original appearance of the vessel, as in traditional Kintsugi pieces. Minor chips were also carefully repaired with Mugi-urushi.
<About the Original Vessel>
This pottery is called "Bizen ware" and originates from the Inbe area of Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture, which is west of Kyoto.
It is a fired pottery without any glaze and fired at a high temperature of 1,200 to 1,300 degrees Celsius.
Bizen ware is produced from the properties of the clay, the way the kiln is filled, changes in kiln temperature, ashes and charcoal used during firing, and other factors, and no two pieces are the same in color or pattern.
This vessel is larger than a Matcha bowl, and was originally made as a container for fruits and sweets, but of course it can be used for other purposes as well. The surface has a matte finish and is slightly rough. If fibers get on the surface when wiping with a cloth, scrub it lightly with a toothbrush after drying.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
The contrast of the Kintsugi pattern of the blackish vessel is very striking. The Kintsugi lines suit the simple yet powerful vessel. The landscape is reminiscent of a valley of gold.
Kintsugi itself is also a technique created based on the Wabi-Sabi philosophy, making it an especially good match for these kinds of vessels and the Kintsugi. We invite you to experience the world of Wabi-Sabi.
Why don't you spend a wonderful time with one-of-a-kind Kintsugi ware?
May you feel the beauty of the imperfection of 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.
Kintsugi portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||2 months|
||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
|Producer of vessel
||Bizen ware, Okayama JAPAN|
As a general rule, our delivery area is only available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Singapore 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.
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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.
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.