Unique Kintsugi Sake set, Ginkgo leaves, Shigaraki
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
This vessel was cracked and chipped while on display in the antique store.
In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese natural lacquer) Meister, repaired and upcycled this vessel using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method.
After carefully joining the broken part using urushi, the 24-karat gold and pure silver powder was sprinkled to decorate the joined parts. For this piece, the kintsugi is a little more gorgeous than the traditional one.
In addition to the Kintsugi part, unique colorful patterns like ginkgo leaves using urushi are also drawn by hand.
<About the Original Vessel>
his 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>
The colorful pattern of ginkgo leaves added to the simple vessel makes it a gorgeous piece of Kintsugi art. Gingko trees have not changed their shape since 150 million years ago and are called living fossils. Because it has survived under harsh conditions, it has long been associated in Japan with the meaning of perpetual youth and longevity. As a symbol of prosperity, this piece was created with a wish for powerful development. All items are Kintsugi and this is a rare piece that comes as a set.
Why don't you spend a wonderful time with one-of-a-kind Kintsugi ware?
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.
Kintsugi portion: 24K gold, pure silver powder, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||2 months|
||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 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.