Minowa Premium Japanese DIY Kintsugi Kit – Ceramic Gold Repair (Inc. Real Gold) – Anti-allergic

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Good To Skin: Anti-Allergic
  • Anti-Allergic

Why you'll love it

This DIY Kintsugi kit comes straight from Japan and this one comes with low allergenic treatments, for an anti-allergic version. It is designed for beginners to semi-professionals. Fixing prized and valuable pottery is nothing short of an art form in Japan, and our Kintsugi Repair Kit has everything that you need to fix broken pottery or decorate home accessories. It works well on wood, stone and metal. One kit is enough to decorate 4-7 pottery pieces. Set includes:

  • Urushi lacquer (15g x 2); Paint brush (1 piece); Powder removal brush (1 piece); Alternative gold powder (10g); Pure gold powder (0.2g); Plastic spatula; Pure silk cotton; Small plate; Rubber glove; Tonoko powder; Water resistant sand paper #600 (10cm), Japanese and English manual (download here)

NOTE: As Turpentine Oil usually included in our Kintsugi Repair Kit is now prohibited from export from Japan. You can still purchase Turpentine Oil in your local shops in Europe and United States. Thank you for your understanding! Kintsugi Repair Kit items are fixed, no change is accepted. Made in Japan


Good To Skin


  • Machine wash linen in cold or warm water using a mild detergent.
  • Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, as they can weaken the fibers and reduce absorbency.
  • Hand wash delicate or embellished linen items in cold water to minimise damage.
  • Air dry linen items on a clothesline or drying rack, avoiding direct sunlight to prevent fading.
  • If using a dryer, tumble dry on low heat and remove items while slightly damp to reduce wrinkling and shrinkage.
  • Remove wrinkles by ironing on a medium-high setting, using a spray bottle to dampen the fabric slightly before ironing.
  • Alternatively, use a steamer to gently remove wrinkles without an iron.
  • Fold linen items neatly and store them in a cool, dry place between uses.
  • Avoid storing linen in plastic bags or airtight containers to prevent moisture buildup and mildew growth.
  • Store linen in a breathable fabric bag or on an open shelf to allow air circulation.
  • Address stains as soon as possible by blotting with a clean, damp cloth and applying a small amount of mild detergent.
  • Gently work the detergent into the fabric using your fingers, then rinse the item in cold water.
  • Repeat the stain removal process until the stain is gone, then launder the item as usual.
  • Regular washing and proper storage will maintain the durability, absorbency, and softness of your linen products over time.

Product Description

About this DIY Kintsugi Repair Kit

This DIY Kintsugi Repair Kit has everything that you need to fix broken pottery. Kintsugi Repair is a form of Japanese art, not just a DIY repair method. Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) literally translates as “golden joinery”. Kintsugi repair has a long history which was practiced by our ancestors from Edo era (year 1603–).

The technique used is a strong lacquer resin that has been sprinkled with powered gold. With our DIY Kintsugi kit, you will repair in a traditional method using real Urushi lacquers without any artificial materials like glue. With the Kintsugi Repair Kit, it is possible to effectively repair damaged pottery/porcelain. The resulting repaired pottery will be both visually appealing and durable as well.

The Japanese have been using lacquering techniques for approximately 9,000 years, and this skill and art form is still valued to this day. Try it for yourself, and you will discover that Kintsugi can be both relaxing and rewarding. With this kit, you can repair dozens of broken potteries, or break them on purpose just to decorate them! Now with our easy-to-read English instruction manual, anyone can make beautiful kintsugi-art!  Urushi lacquer is heatproof up to 100 to 120 Celsius.

Caution: Urushi lacquer is actually the sap of a tree that grows in East Asia. It is a natural substance that forms a clear, hard and waterproof surface when dried properly. Although Urushi contains a compound that can cause a reaction similar to poison ivy, proper handling (gloves and long-sleeve shirt), and working in a well-ventilated area will generally prevent an allergic reaction. Oishya will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to Urushi. How to Kintsugi: DYI tutorial

About the art of Kintsugi 

The Japanese art of kintsugi teaches that broken objects, especially porcelain are not something to hide but to display with pride and we wanted to remind that to everyone.

When a bowl, teapot or precious vase falls and breaks into a thousand pieces, we throw them away angrily and regretfully. Yet there is an alternative, a Japanese practice that highlights and enhances the breaks thus adding value to the broken object. It’s called kintsugi (金継ぎ), or kintsukuroi (金繕い), literally golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”).

This traditional Japanese art uses a precious metal – liquid gold, liquid silver or lacquer dusted with powdered gold – to bring together the pieces of a broken pottery item and at the same time to enhance the breaks. The technique consists of joining fragments of porcelain and giving them a new, more refined aspect. Every repaired piece is unique, because of the randomness with which ceramics shatters and the irregular patterns formed that are enhanced with the use of metals.

Kintsugi DIY Repair kit- Product video unboxing

Frequently Asked Questions

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