Unique Kintsugi Kyoto ware Cup & Saucer, Sometsuke Cherry Flower w/Maki-e Platinum
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
A cup and saucer adorned with full of cherry blossoms "Kakitzume pattern". Repairs using platinum lacquer have been applied to a crack in the cup’s handle. This process is the same as the one used in kintsugi, except that the lacquer is decorated using platinum powder, rather than gold powder. Flowers drawn using gold and platinum powder have also been added to the cup. Kakitsume is a decoration technique that involves covering the entire ceramic piece with careful decoration, from its base to its interior. This piece took considerable time to produce, as each cherry blossoms were drawn by hand.
In order to repair the broken saucer, he used a special technique of Kintsugi called "Yobi-tsugi" using the fragment from another piece of white ceramic. This white ceramic is a special one made from eggshell, which is itself a sustainable material. He also applied Maki-e on the Yobitsugi part to match the cherry blossom pattern on the original saucer. It was so difficult to make the color of Yobitsugi part beautifully and Maki-e was complicated. This is a blockbuster piece that took three months to complete!
<About the Original Vessel>
All of their Kyoto and Kiyomizu Ware is handmade by professional craftsmen.
During this production process, some pieces are inevitably broken or chipped. Normally, these works 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, they have decided to sell unused pieces that were broken or chipped in our web store after they have been repaired through kintsugi.
Click here to see the production process and techniques of Kyo ware.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
Cherry blossoms have long been popular in Japan as a symbol of spring, and as a celebratory flower that reminds us of new life. We applied Kintsugi on this auspicious cup and decorated with cherry blossoms in maki-e lacquer by sprinkling platinum powder to make it even more impressive and congratulatory. We express sustainable luxury by reviving the thoughts of all the artisans involved in the creation of this fine vessel through 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.
||Ø97 H55mm / 200ml|
Kintsugi & Maki-e portion: 24K gold, Platinum, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||3 months|
||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
|Producer of vessel
||T.NISHIKAWA & CO., INC., Kyoto 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.