Unique Kintsugi Cafe Cup, Shigaraki, Lava & Nature 1
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese lacquer) Meister, repaired the chips using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method.
In addition to repairing cracks and chips using the traditional Kintsugi technique, gold leaf is applied to the uneven surface created by the urushi, and then different color urushi is applied.
This allows to create a shiny, three-dimensional and gorgeous Kintsugi piece.
<About the Original Vessel>
This vessel is called Shigaraki ware, from a production area callied Shigaraki in Shiga prefecture next to Kyoto prefecture.
Shigaraki ware has been prized as tea utensils since ancient time. Shigaraki ware characterized by its unique aesthetic sense of "cold and dry beauty", which is a spirit of "SADO (tea ceremony)". It represents a dignified and refreshing feeling in the crisp air of early winter when trees wither.
Unlike Kyo ware, the artist creates the pottery by himself/herself from start to finish. As each piece is handmade, no two pieces are alike. This makes the piece a valuable work of art. This piece is upcycled, as a vintage piece that was accidentally broken during use.
<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. By expressing the lava of the earth with Kintsugi and urushi, we created this Kintsugi piece so that those who use can feel the strength of nature at hand.
The other piece, Lava & Nature2, has a different pattern, so you can enjoy different landscapes from each other.
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.
||Ø88 H62mm / 160ml|
Kintsugi & Maki-e portion: 24k gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||1 month|
||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
Production area of vessel
||Shigaraki ware, Shiga 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.
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.