About Tsugu Tsugu — Traditional Kintsugi Shop TSUGU TSUGU

About Tsugu Tsugu

Tsugu Tsugu Inc. was created by Yuki Matano in order to share her passion for traditional kintsugi and showcase Japanese craft in Japan and abroad. Our team is made of experienced kintsugists and kintsugi lovers eager to share the transformative power of kintsugi with the world.

Every year, tons of pieces of ceramic are thrown away due to breakage and then replaced by brand new ones. But it does not have to be that way. With kintsugi, it is possible to repair and even enhance the value of old ceramic pieces. At Tsugu Tsugu, we are on a mission to repair broken ceramics and reveal their forgotten beauty through kintsugi !

Based in Tokyo, Tsugu Tsugu provides kintsugi-related products and services. Tsugu Tsugu is specialized in traditional kintsugi. The main ingredients used in traditional kintsugi is urushi, which is the tree sap of the lacquer tree. All other ingredients used in traditional kintsugi are also completely natural.

Our company has decided to exclusively use and teach traditional kintsugi because this is the authentic method of doing kintsugi and its quality remains unmatched by modern techniques, which resort to fast-drying chemical resins. In addition, traditional kintsugi is the only kintsugi technique that is completely food safe, which means that restored items can still be used in your daily life.

In 2020, Tsugu Tsugu started selling its own kintsugi kit “TSUGUKIT,” which has allowed more than 10,000 people in the world to give a new life to broken objects dear to them.

In February 2021, Tsugu Tsugu has opened its first kintsugi studio in Ebisu, Tokyo.

In May 2022, Tsugu Tsugu has opened a second studio in Asakusa, Tokyo.

Tsugu Tsugu's work is regularly featured in Japanese media and collaborates regularly with well-known brands such as MUJI or NIKE.

Our services:

- Kintsugi repair services (directly at our studios or through MUJI Shinjuku)

- Regular kintsugi classes - 90 minutes (Ebisu or Asakusa)

- Kintsugi discovery workshop - 6 minutes (Ebisu or Asakusa, min. 2 people)

- Online kinstugi classes

Our products:

- The kintsugi kits "TSUGUKITs"

- Refills for the TSUGUKITs

- Kintsugi Supplies (for customized orders, please send us an e-mail at info@kintsugi-girl.com).

- Pieces of Tableware we have restored with kintsugi

Our studios in Tokyo

Tsugu Tsugu -  Ebisu Studio

Address: akikito apt 1F, Ebisu 2-21-2, Shibuya-ku, 150-0013  Tokyo-to
Access: Ebisu station (12' on foot), Hiroo station (8' on foot)

 

Tsugu Tsugu Asakusa studio (Tokyo)

Tsugu Tsugu - Asakusa Studio

Address: 1-1-2, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, 111-0034 Tokyo 111-0034, 1st floor 
Access: Asakusa station (3-4' on foot), Tawaramachi station (7' on foot),
Kuramae station (10' on foot)

 

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