Authentic Kintsugi Serving Plate Blue Stripe, Arita 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 transportation. 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, we applied a Kintsugi as simple as possible to match the original appearance of the vessel, as in traditional Kintsugi pieces.
<About the Original Vessel>
Arita town in Saga Prefecture, is the birthplace of Japanese porcelain, which was first produced in the early 1600s when high-quality stones for raw materials of porcelain were found in the area (northwest of Kyushu) and craftsmen from Korea introduced manufacturing techniques.
At first, they made imitations of Chinese porcelain, but from the mid-17th century onward, they gradually began to express Japanese-style patterns. At the same time, China's dynasty changed from Ming to Qing, and porcelain exports declined dramatically. Dutch merchants involved in exports sought alternative porcelain and turned their attention to Arita ware porcelain. Since then, Arita ware has been exported extensively as a status symbol of the European aristocracy.
This is one of Arita ware's most modern living vessels. It is simple, but the quality backed by its long history lives on in this plate.
During the transportation to the vendor, some pieces are inevitably broken or chipped. Normally, these vessels 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 these unused broken pieces in our web store after they have been repaired through Kintsugi.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
It is created to give you a sense of traditional Kintsugi by applying a simple Kintsugi.
As a large flat plate with a diameter of approximately 25 cm, it can be used as a serving plate for parties, etc., to impress attendees with the sustainable message of Kintsugi.
However, please refrain from scraping the Kintsugi portion with sharp objects such as knives.
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 paper 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|
Production area of vessel
||Arita ware, Saga prefecture 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.