Neo Kintsugi Sushi Cup The Rock-1
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Parts>
"The Rock" is a new piece that expands the sustainable concept of Kintsugi.
More gold is used to create a gorgeous finish.
Although urushi (Japanese lacquer) alone does not produce a three-dimensional finish, Mr. Suginaka uses only natural materials and his own special technique to create a three-dimensional finish.
The three-dimensional form makes the vessel upcycled sturdier than the original.
The bottom of the vessel is coated with several layers of black urushi to increase the durability when serving foods, or objects like Kokedama containing moisture.
<About the Original Vessel>
The original vessel is not ceramic, but wood. Wooden vessels are always cracked or chipped during production, and out of every 10 vessels, at least one will be defective, so such vessels have been traditionally discarded. By roughly removing the cracks, a one-of-a-kind vessel is created. The broken parts are finished with lacquer using the same technique as Kintsugi.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
Kintsugi has been considered an art of joining broken vessel with urushi.
However, in the sense that it can be used to upcycle and further increase the value of vessels that were unsalable due to defects during production, we believe the original vessel does not necessarily have to be only ceramic.
We named this piece "The Rock" because it is made of wood but has the looks of a rock.
The difference in texture is interesting and will definitely be the talk of the party.
You can serve sushi on it, or miniature bonsai trees, the fun is up to you!
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.
Kintsugi & Maki-e portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||1 month|
|Kintsugi Artist||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
|Origin of vessel||Made in Japan|
As a general rule, our delivery area is only available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Singapore 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.
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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.
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.