Unique Kintsugi Tea bowl Small Dog
Special holiday price!
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
In this piece, Mr. Suginaka did not just apply kintsugi, but also painted Japanese wisteria flowers in maki-e to match the colors of the original vessel. It takes a high level of skill to draw small patterns and pictures with a fine brush.
Japanese wisteria flowers have been used to decorate luxurious scenes in Japan for a thousand years.
As a flower of nobility and dignity, it is also depicted in the famous animation "Demon slayer" as a flower that keeps demons away.
With the addition of Japanese wisteria flowers, a vessel to be discarded has been upcycled into a magnificent kintsugi art work.
<About the original vessel>
Kyo ware is a representative art from Kyoto. Also known as Kiyomizu ware, it is one of Japan's most representative wares.
Dogs attached to the rim of a vessel are called "komainu".
In Japan, they are placed at the gates of shrines and serve as guardians to keep evil spirits away.
The "Shochikubai" drawn on the vessels represent the pine, bamboo, and plum plants, respectively.
The pine tree does not wither in winter, the bamboo tree is hard to break, and the plum tree blooms ahead of other plants even in cold weather, all of which have a congratulatory image in Japan.
The artisan draws the pattern of chrysanthemum and plum flowers 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>
It was created with the hope that you will be able to enrich your mindfulness time with this beautiful kintsugi piece.
This is a masterpiece that makes you feel the coming of spring.
You can also feel the beauty of imperfection from the Kintsugi.
You can have a coffee and tea while feeling the season.
Of course, it is also recommended for drinking a cup of sake.
Why don't you spend a wonderful time with one-of-a-kind Kintsugi ware?
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.
||Ø123 H50mm / 220ml|
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.