Kintsugi is a Japanese art that uses gold or silver lacquer to repair broken ceramics. It’s a beautiful way to restore things that have been damaged by time or accident. With our DIY Kintsugi repair kit, you can create your own beautiful pieces of art using this technique.
The end product is one-of-a-kind artwork that is often more stunning than it was before it was broken. Kintsugi beautifully captures the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi which embraces the elegance of imperfection.
This do-it-yourself Japanese Gold Kintsugi Kit was designed to introduce the simple art of Kintsugi to people who enjoy pottery all over the world. It comes with everything you need to enjoy Kintsugi including the instruction booklet and YouTube videos.
The materials are made with natural traditional ingredients like tokusa vine which has been used to polish since ancient times thanks to its rough surface lacquer harvested from lacquer plants and pure gold and silver both of which are healthy for human consumption. Only Ki-urushi lacquer the most natural kind of lacquer is used in this Kintsugi kit which is made from lacquer sap that has been purified of impurities.
This kit contains pure gold keshi-powder (0.1g), pure silver keshi-fun powder(1g). You can repair about 30 small chips with this kit.
The raw lacquer in the set is a living material that is activated by enzymes. It is best if you use it up in about one year. Leftover raw lacquer can be used for wiping to repair wooden chopsticks and cutlery.
30g of basic lacquer, makie powder (0.1g of gold keshi-fun and 0.5g of silver keshi-fun), 30g of Tonoko (clay powder), 7ml of Bengara(red pigment), sawdust and flour.
Spatula, paint brush, sprinkle brush, glass plate, oil bottle, sand paper (#400, #800, #1500), tokusa plant, silk cotton, pipette, masking tape, measuring spoon, gloves. (*Plastic gloves are single-use only. Please make your purchase based on your needs.)
You May Need:
Tissue, food wrap, scissors, cutter or carving knife, Ethanol (you can substitute with turpentine or kerosene), Urushi-buro (plastic/cardboard-box /paper box, etc.)