Authentic Kintsugi Matcha Bowl, Raku Black w/Gold Kintsugi
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
This piece of raku Kiyomizu Ware has a powerful sense of presence. Repairs using gold lacquer, or kintsugi, has been applied to the four cracks in the bowl.
By applying traditional kintsugi to simple black tea utensils, we have created a unique product with a great impact.
<About the Original Vessel>
All of their Kyoto and Kiyomizu Ware is handmade by professional craftsmen.
During this production 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 kintsugi.
Click here to see the production process and techniques of Kyo ware.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
The master who created this black tea bowl has already passed away and will never be able to make the same utensil again. Many of tea bowls are mass-produced in the same form, but this one is one-of-a-kind, just like our Kintsugi piece. The original piece was worth about US$1,000. However, when the earthquakes occurred, this piece has cracked. In addition to the hope of recovering from the disaster, we also applied kintsugi to pass on the skills of the deceased masters to the next generations.
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 mini thanks gift, and a certificate of origin and quality.
||Ø135 H50mm / 330ml|
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 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.