Authentic Kintsugi Sake cup, Tenmoku type, Cosmos Kyoto ware
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
This cup was broken during production. In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese lacquer) Meister, repaired and upcycled this cup 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 parts. For this piece, we applied a Kintsugi as simple as possible to match the original appearance of the vessel, as in traditional Kintsugi pieces. The chips on the foot of the cup has also been repaired by Kintsugi, making it an even more gorgeous piece.
The contrast between the dark blue of the bowl and the gold is particularly striking.
<About the Original Vessel>
Kyoto ware made in Kyoto is said to contain all of Japan's pottery techniques, and has been the center of Japanese culture for over 1000 years, producing a wide variety of pottery.
T.NISHIKAWA & CO., INC, the manufacturer of this vessel, was established over 100 years ago and has been making pieces that satisfy overseas customers, mainly for export.
Kyoto 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, we have decided to sell unused pieces that were broken or chipped in our web store after they have been repaired through our Kintsugi.
Click here to see the production process and techniques of Kyoto ware.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
Tenmoku type tea bowls are very important vessels in the world of tea ceremony.
The transparent deep blue color is impressive, and no two pieces are alike.
When you fill it with Sake, a mysterious landscape like a magnificent cosmos unfolds.
The Kintsugi lines drawn on it make it a more gorgeous piece than the original vessel.
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.
Ø90 H53mm / 100ml
Kintsugi portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||2 months|
||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.