Contemporary Pink Plate Restored with Traditional Kintsugi (urushi, genuine gold) | Straight from Japan, Food safe
This broken plate was repaired using traditional kintsugi techniques. All the ingredients used for the repair process are natural and food safe.
Our Kintsugi artist completed repairing this item with traditional Kintsugi technique in Aug. 2021 at Traditional Kintsugi Shop TSUGU TSUGU, Japan.
Features: This plate was broken into two pieces and had a chip and several cracks on the lim. The broken parts were repaired with a natural lacquer "urushi" and finished with genuine gold powder.
■ Product Code : #012
■ Size: L 17.5 cm W 13.5 cm H 2 cm
■ Era: Contemporary
■ Types of Pottery (Area of Production): Hasami Porcelain
<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 an item repaired with kintsugi:
Items repaired using traditional kintsugi techniques should be treated with the same care as traditional lacquerware.
Please note the following:
1. 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 was repaired.
2. Do not place an item repaired with kintsugi in a microwave, a dishwasher, an oven or an open fire.
3. Hand-washing is advised. Make sure to wash your repaired item gently and avoid scrubbing around the repaired cracks.
4. Be careful not to scratch the repaired parts when using sharp cutlery such as forks and knives.
5. 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.
6. Do not place the repaired item in a fridge for too long.
7. Do not soak the repaired item in water for too long.
8. Store the item in a place where it is not directly exposed to sunlight.
The restoration 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.
■ Shipping worldwide:
For the customers residing within the EU: Following the recent rule change regarding custom clearance and VAT payment for products bought online, we have put in place a smooth export system for orders under 150 euro (excl. shipping fee). There is no change for orders above 150 euros: we can ship you our kits but you will most likely have to go to your local custom office to pay applicable taxes and duty.
We cannot ship to P.O. boxes.