Real Kintsugi - Japanese Contemporary Hasami Porcelain by Kiln "Isshin" #009
This contemporary Hasami porcelain created by a kiln "Isshin" in Nagasaki, Japan was broken, and repaired by us with traditional kintsugi using only natural ingredients and genuine gold powder. This porcelain is brand new.
This kiln "Isshin" is famous for hand-made sculptures.
<What is HASAMI porcelain?>
Hasami porcelain is produced in Hasami town, which sits in the center of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan.
This has a history of more than 400 years and still has a 16% share of daily tableware, and has been sold as "Arita porcelain" for a long time. Since Hasami town is near the popular kiln town "Arita" in Saga Prefecture, where Arita porcelain is produced, the name of Hasami was less famous in the shade of Arita by now.
The center of Hasami town is a plain and the surrounding area is a basin among small mountains. Especially, the mountains in the southeastern part produce porcelain stones.
The total area of Hasami Town is about 56㎢ and the population is about 15,000. It is said that 20% to 30% of the people are engaged in work related to pottery.
Hasami porcelain is characterized by the beauty of white and the delicate dyeing technique painted in Kuresu (indigo). By the effort of improvement over the times, various daily tableware was born such as a vessel for the common people. It is still the largest ceramics industry in Nagasaki Prefecture, and boasts the third largest shipment value of daily Japanese tableware in Japan.
We finished repairing this item in July 2021 in Traditional Kintsugi Shop TSUGUTSUGU, Japan.
Features: A big chip on the wave-shaped edge of the porcelain.
Size: L 6.5cm × W 6.5cm x H 2.5cm
How to care for a kintsugi item:
The item should be treated with the same care as lacquerware. Please note the following:
1. Repaired parts with urushi becomes stronger as time passes. It is recommended you start using the item after a number of months after this item was repaired.
2. Wash the repaired part gently and avoid scrubbing.
3. Do not place in a microwave, dishwasher, oven, or open fire.
4. Do not touch the repaired part with sharp cutlery such as forks and knives.
5. Keep the repaired part away from other plates when you stack the repaired item.
6. Do not place the repaired item in a refrigerator for long.
7. Do not soak the repaired part in water for long.
8. Store it by avoiding exposure to sunlight.
Since this item was repaired by hand with all our heart over several months,
we hope you enjoy your life with this beautiful hand-made kintsugi item. Thank you.
Notes: We cannot ship to PO box.