Unique Kintsugi Tea cup & Saucer Sakura
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, a traditional lacquer artisan, repaired the chips using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method.
In this piece, 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>
Kyo ware is a representative art from Kyoto. Also known as Kiyomizu ware, it is one of Japan's most representative wares.
This piece is made by an artisan who paints the 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>
In Japan, cherry blossoms bloom all at once in spring.
The appearance of cherry blossoms has long been regarded as a good omen for prosperity.
This piece is also made with the wish that good luck will come to those who pick it up.
*A tea cup made by Okura Art China Inc. perfect for this saucer is also included. Okura Art China Inc. is a company of the Noritake Group, one of Japan's leading porcelain manufacturers. They have been making high-end tableware for overseas markets for over 100 years. This tea cup is also the work of many artisans like Kyo ware.
You can feel the beauty of imperfection from the Kintsugi.
How about having a nice tea time with such valuable tea cup and saucer while feeling the seasons?
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.
||Tea cup: Ø92 H40mm / 125ml
Saucer: Ø150 H30mm
||709g (tea cup and saucer combined)|
Kintsugi & Maki-e portion: 24K gold, 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 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.
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.
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.