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

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This DIY Kintsugi kit comes straight from Japan and this one comes with normal Urushi lacquers (without low allergenic treatments). 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

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About this DIY Kintsugi Repair Kit

This DIY Kintsugi 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.

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What is Fine Bone China? 

Fine Bone China (FBC) porcelain products are characterised by a cream shade and high translucency. These features result from the firing conditions and the composition of the mass. Oishya tableware collection is made from cruelty-free Fine Bone China, therefore New Fine Bone China. For this collection, we collaborated with a European porcelain manufacturer who has perfected the special technique achieving ivory-coloured porcelain with high translucency, the so-called Fine Bone China.

Our tableware is produced with high-quality imported raw materials, including kaolins (48%), quartz (20%) and feldspar (30%). The manufacturer has valid quality approvals obtained from suppliers for all raw materials used in production. Additionally, raw materials are tested in the factory laboratory on the basis of the stands BN, PN and ZN before being introduced to the production.

 

What is Kintsugi art?

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.

When designing Kintsugi Collection, we took inspiration from this ancient Japanese art of pottery repair. By repairing broken ceramics it was possible to give a new lease of life to pottery that could become even more refined thanks to its “scars”.

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Reviewed by 03 customer(s)

  • Aadarsh

    The product is firmly packed.

    January 11, 2022
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  • Ryder

    Very well worth the money.

    January 2, 2022
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  • Patrick

    Very fast delivery.

    September 8, 2021
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  • Ross Raynolds

    Such a great new hobby!

    May 4, 2020
  • Felicity Jone

    I love kintsugi. I wanted to buy a kit on amazon, but they are so expensive. I am glad I found them here!

    April 16, 2019

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