Authentic Kintsugi Sake Cup, Woods, Kyoto ware
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
This vessel was broken during the earthquake. In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese 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 parts. For this piece, the kintsugi is a little more gorgeous than the traditional one.
*To further strengthen the slightly cracked area on the bottom of the vessel, urushi (natural Japanese lacquer) has been smeared over the entire surface. The black streaks on the bottom are not stains, but rather cracks that have been repaired by hardening the cracks with urushi. Please use it with confidence.
<About the Original Vessel>
This vessel is Kyoto ware. 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.
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>
A small sake cup that had broken into quite a few pieces has been revived with a fine traditional Kintsugi.
The result is a piece that looks like a tree branch with Kintsugi stripes on green leaves.
Along with the beauty of the Kintsugi, this small but atmospheric piece allows you to feel the richness of nature in your home.
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.
||Ø62 H46mm / 45ml|
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, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia 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.
Time Left To Last Christmas Order
Although it may vary depending on the customs clearance situation, the delivery to the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia will usually take for about 1 week after the departure from Japan, except Saturdays and Sundays.
We would appreciate it if you could place your order as soon as possible, as it may take longer than usual to deliver during the holiday season. 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 pieces are created with only renewable and natural materials including Japanse natural lacquer.
Broken Vessels for Kintsugi
Never breaking new vessels on purpose, collecting broken ceramics from collaborators such as kilns or wholesaler across Japan.
Packing each Kintsugi piece with the box made of 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 piece.
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.