Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Kintsugi package
Paulownia wood box for Kintsugi
Paulownia wood box for Kintsugi
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari
Kintsugi package
Paulownia wood box for Kintsugi
Paulownia wood box for Kintsugi

Unique Kintsugi Sake Cup, Reticulate Pattern, Ko-Imari

$280.00

As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.

Product Description

<About Kintsugi Parts>
Ko-Imari blue ware looks great with simple Kintsugi. We applied simple Kintsugi on the chips carefully with 24-karat gold powder. The gold is finally coated with urushi (Japanese natural lacquer) to prevent it from peeling off. In addition to repairing the chipped areas with traditional kintsugi, we have also drawn a reticulate pattern by maki-e. This has resulted in a kintsugi piece that is small but has a strong presence.

<About the Original Vessel>
This vessel is called Ko-Imari ware.
Vessels made in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, on the western edge of Japan, are called Imari ware, and ones that were made before 1900, during what is called the Meiji era in Japan, are called Ko-Imari (old Imari ware), and are popular as simple living vessels at that time. Vessels from this period may have sand on their feet because the vessels were placed on sand during stacking and firing. This piece also has sand on the feet, which gives a sense of history.
Vessels from this period may have sand on their elevation because the vessels were placed on sand during stacking and firing. This piece also has sand on the elevation, which gives a sense of history.
This vessel was made as a cup for drinking sake. It can be used not only for sake but also as a shot glass for whiskey.

<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.
The reticulate pattern has been considered since ancient times as a lucky pattern that captures happiness all at once, or that it is woven so neatly that happiness cannot be broken.
We emphasized the reticulate pattern with maki-e to bring a lot of good luck to the person who uses this piece.

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. 

Product Details

Size Ø55 H30mm / 20ml
Weight 30g
Materials Vessel: Porcelain 
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
Usage Tableware (food-safe)

As a general rule, our delivery area is only available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia 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.

ethical features

Natural Materials

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.

Packaging

We are packing with a traditional Japanese material called paulownia, which grows quickly and has a low environmental impact.

TESTIMONIAL

What people say

The kintsugi repair by Mr. Suginaka really looks like it belongs in a museum or art exhibition!

★★★★★

R. C.
From Utah, USA

It is truly a beautiful piece.
My son, who I gave this Kintsugi, absolutely loved it.!

★★★★★

S. K.
From Washington, USA

Extremely pleased with your Kintsugi piece! We were particularly impressed with how quickly it arrived and how beautifully it was presented.

★★★★★

D. N.
From New South Wales, Australia

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.