Authentic Kintsugi Soup Cup, Blue Dragon Antique Imari (Ko Imari)
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Parts>
After carefully joining the broken pieces using urushi (Japanese natural lacquer), finishing with the 24-karat gold powder by sprinkling to decorate the joined parts. To increase the luster of the gold, the vessel is carefully polished with polishing powder on the fingers at last. Antique Imari (Ko Imari) blue ware looks more great with simple Kintsugi.
<About the Original Vessel>
This Soba choko vessel was made over 150 years ago. Soba choko is cup for eating SOBA(Japanese traditional noodle made from Buckwheat). “Choko” means a small size of Sake cup. You can use this useful cup on multi-purpose as tableware other than soup cup.
Vessels made in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, on the western edge of Japan, are called Imari ware. Vessels made after 1600, during what is called the Edo era in Japan (the last period ruled by samurai), are called Ko Imari (Antique Imari ware), and are popular as simple living vessels.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
We aim to create a sustainable, yet luxurious pieces by reviving the thoughts and times of all the artisans involved in the creation of this fine vessel through kintsugi. The design of the phoenix has long been a symbol of congratulations and nobility, and we created this Kintsugi piece with the hope that it will bring good luck to those who use it.
Why don't you spend a mindful time with one-of-a-kind Kintsugi pottery?
May you feel a beauty of the imperfection in 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.
|Size||Ø85mm H65mm / 150ml|
Kintsugi portion: the 24k gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||2 months|
|Kintsugi Artist||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
|Production area of vessel||Imari ware, Saga pref. 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.