Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup Frolicking Animals
Special holiday price!
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 repaired the chips using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method. In this piece, he aimed to create a kintsugi that harmonized with the patterns of the original vessel.
In the commonly known Kintsugi technique, only gold lines are drawn, but blue urushi (Japanese lacquer) is added to the inside and outside to match the design of the original vessel.
The delicate patterns of flowers and plants are difficult to achieve even with kintsugi, and the blue urushi was specially created by him. It makes the piece a unique gem.
<About the original vessel>
The original vessel is Kyo ware, a representative art from Kyoto. Also known as Kiyomizu ware, it is one of Japan's most representative wares.
The designs on the vessels are called Choju-giga (often rendered in English as Scrolls of Frolicking Animals), and are national treasure paintings that are considered to be the oldest manga in Japan, which was drawn 800 years ago. It is a caricature of human society, and animals with mysterious powers frolicking with each other has been a symbol of good omen since ancient times.
This piece is made by an artisan who paints each pattern one by one with a brush.
Since a number of artisans are involved in the process of completing the work, no two patterns are alike.
This makes the piece a valuable work of art.
However, chips and cracks occurred in the final stage of the original ware production, and it had no choice but to throw it away as it was.
<Thoughts behind the piece>
We created this work with the hope that those who pick it up will be filled with humor and have a good time.
You can feel the beauty of imperfection from the Kintsugi.
How about a fun tea time while watching the singing and dancing rabbits and frogs in the 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 mini thanks gift, and a certificate of origin and quality.
||Ø65 H86mm / 140ml|
Kintsugi & Maki-e portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||1 month|
||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 and Australia. 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 Opening campaign!
As a special offer, a small lacquer plate will be given to those who purchase our products.
The pattern of the plates is completely left up to us, so you cannot choose the pattern in advance.
You'll have to wait until it arrives to find out which plate it is!
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.
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.