Authentic Kintsugi Soup Cup Ko-Imari
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Parts>
In this piece, Mr. Suginaka aimed to create a traditional Kintsugi piece.
Enough pure gold has been used even in the chipped areas to create a gorgeous finish.
Combined with the original plant pattern, it creates a golden vine like atmosphere.
Gold has the meaning of expressing Wabi-sabi while maintaining a sense of luxury and elegance in Japan.
<About the Original Vessel>
Imari ware made more than 100 years ago is called "Ko-Imari".
Around the 17th century, Imari ware was exported all over the world because of its high quality.
It was made in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, far away from Kyoto.
This vessel was found while organizing a storage room in a farming village, but it was broken when it was discovered.
Instead of throwing away this very valuable vessel, which was made over 100 years ago, we splendidly upcycled it into the modern age with Kintsugi.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
Originally, the vessel was used in Japan for containing sauces when eating noodles.
Since it is just the right size for a soup cup, we applied Kintsugi on it with the hope that people overseas will also incorporate Kintsugi ware into their daily lives.
We'd be happy if you can enjoy your daily life in a sustainable way with this piece while thinking back to 100 years ago!
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, a giveaway, and a certificate of origin and quality.
|Size||Ø82mm H69mm / 150ml|
Kintsugi portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||1 month|
|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.