Real Kintsugi - Japanese Contemporary Hasami Porcelain by Kiln "Isshin" #009
This contemporary Hasami porcelain artefact comes from the kiln "Isshin", which is located in Nagasaki prefecture (Southern Japan). This item was repaired using traditional kintsugi techniques. All the ingredients used for the repair process are natural and food safe.
The repair process of this item was completed by our Kintsugi artist in July 2021 at Traditional Kintsugi Shop TSUGU TSUGU, Tokyo, Japan.
■ Special features: Porcelain When this item arrived at this studio, the wave-shaped edge had a chip. The chip was filled with a natural Japanese lacquer called "urushi." The lacquer was then dusted with genuine gold powder (23 kt).
■ Size : L 6.5 cm × W 6.5 cm x H 2.5 cm
■ Intended use: plate for soy sauce, plate for accessories...
This contemporary Hasami porcelain vessel was made at the kiln "Isshin" in Nagasaki, Japan. This kiln "Isshin" is famous for hand-made sculptures.
<What is Hasami porcelain?>
Hasami porcelain is characterized by its immaculate white base color and its delicate dyeing technique painted in Kuresu (indigo). It is produced in the historic town of Hasami, which sits in the very north of Nagasaki Prefecture, along the border with Saga prefecture. The town is located in a plain surrounded by small mountains that provides the raw materials for porcelain ware. Hasami began crafting its porcelain ware more than 400 years ago. Hasami craftsmen developed highly efficient systems to mass produce their porcelain products, which allowed them to improve the quality and make porcelain ware affordable to the common people.
For a long time, Hasami porcelain was confused with porcelain made in the famous pottery towns of Arita and Imari, both located in Saga prefecture, because it used to be shipped through Arita and the nearby port of Imari. Even today, Hasami porcelain remains in the shadow of Arita. And yet, it is estimated that at least 16% of daily tableware sold in Japan have been made in Hasami town.
■ How to care for items repaired with kintsugi
Please note the following:
- Fractured points repaired with urushi lacquer become stronger as time passes. It is recommended that you start using the item several months after this item is repaired.
- Do not place an item repaired with kintsugi in a microwave, a dishwasher, an oven or an open fire.
- It is advised to wash your kintsugi items by hand. Make sure to wash your repaired items gently and avoid scrubbing around the repaired cracks.
- Be careful not to scratch the repaired parts when using sharp cutlery such as forks and knives.
- Please make sure that the parts repaired with urushi lacquer are not damaged by other plates and cups when storing your tableware on your cupboard shelves.
- Do not place the repaired item in a fridge for too long.
- Do not soak the repaired item in water for too long.
- Store the item in a place where it is not directly exposed to sunlight.
The repair of this item took several months and we poured all our heart into it. We hope that this little kintsugi piece of art repaired by our hands will bring you joy in your daily life.
It takes about 6-10 days on average. There may be shipping restrictions and delays due to sudden changes in legislation and COVID-19. Please contact us to check if we can ship our products to your country.
Notes: We cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
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