Preparation while you are waiting for TSUGUKIT to arrive:
- Step1. Watch our YouTube Kintsugi Tutorial Video
- Step2. Prepare extra tools/materials you can find at home
- Step3. Set up a peaceful environment and find time you can do kintsugi !
To visualize how to do kintsugi and become more confident to start kintsugi.
1. Tools and materials in addition to TSUGUKIT
Although TSUGUKIT has all the special tools and ingredients you need to do traditional kintsugi, please prepare following materials which can be easily find at home:
Tissues, one pair of scissors, utility knife, all-purpose flour, oil (canola or salad oil), water, additional rubber gloves, ethanol for disinfection use (+/- 70°), an urushi box (carton, wooden or plastic box which can be closed with a lid), plastic wrap and rubber bands if applicable.
2. Set up an urushi drying chamber
Urushi lacquer is a living material that is heavily affected by its environment. Optimal conditions to have urushi lacquer dry would be 20 to 25 degrees Celcius (68-77F) and humidity being around 70 to 80%. In order to create optimal conditions for urushi to dry, you can create an urushi drying chamber with any carton, wooden or plastic box which can be closed with a lid, a wet towel, and a plastic sheet.
3. Clean your broken object carefully
Any oil, salt, or stains will prevent urushi to harden, so please wash your broken object carefully and dry well before you start kintsugi.
When TSUGUKIT has arrived, you can start kintsugi.
If you got any problem while you are doing kintsugi, please join our online lesson from your country. You can make a reservation and purchase a ticket from here.Online Kintsugi Lesson (English) Ticket
We provide one-on-one workshops because each vessel is broken differently.
Note: The number of kintsugi artists who can speak English is limited. Please ask us if we are able to provide online lessons.