Japanese Traditional Kintsugi Kit

– TSUGUKIT –

Kintsugi is drawing attention in not only in Japan, but around the world

FAQ about Kintsugi

What is “traditional kintsugi” and “modern kintsugi”?

We specialize in “Traditional Kintsugi,” which uses natural ingredients and urushi.  This is different from “Modern Kintsugi,” which uses synthetic glue and epoxy pate.

Kintsugi is a Japanese traditional technique to repair broken items since the Jomon period (10 thousand years ago). Highlighting and mending scars of broken items and turning them into art are unique Japanese concepts. The value of the item is higher than before it was broken. Kintsugi is trending not only in Japan, but also in the world.

How to do Kintsugi?

Follow the steps below;

Step 1: Apply urushi on the broken surface and/or the chipped area, and leave it in the urushi box.

Step 2: Stick the broken pieces together and/or fill the chipped area with urushi, and leave it in the urushi box.

Step 3: Fill the small holes with urushi paste to uneven the broken/chipped surface. Leave it in the urushi box.

Step 4: Apply black urushi and leave it in the urushi box.

Step 5 : Apply bengal-red urushi, sprinkle gold powder, and leave it in the urushi box.

I am totally beginner. Can I do kintsugi?

Almost all the participants in our kintsugi workshop are beginners, so no worries!

We will explain not only the kintsugi methods step by step, but also the background of the procedures. Therefore, anyone can enjoy and master kintsugi!

注意:2021年7月1日よりEU付加価値税 VAT規則の変更により、当面の間EU諸国への商品発送ができませんこと、ご了承ください。

Important Notice: We cannot ship our product to EU due to VAT changes from 1 Jul 2021.

Premium Kintsugi Kit for Overseas

We recommend Premium TSUGUKIT for international shipping
because this has the most finishing powder than the other kits.

プレミアムつぐキット / Premium TSUGUKIT (Extra Gold & Silver)

¥15,980 (税込)

  • This Premium TSUGUKIT is recommended for international customers because enough amount of gold/silver powder is included. (You can save the trouble to purchase refills)
  • Food-safe, made of natural ingredients
  • You can experience Japanese traditional kintsugi method at home by yourself. While traditional kintsugi takes time and effort, the sense of accomplishment you get upon completion is exquisitely rewarding.
  • The manual and Youtube tutorial videos are also in English.
  • Compact size with stylish design, chosen as a special gift.
  • Best-selling kintsugi kit in the 3 biggest Japanese EC sites (Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping)
  • Hand-made, shipped from Japan.
  • 【Contents】 Raw urushi: 30g, wood/polishing powder: approx. 8ml, black/bengal red powder: approx. 3ml, fine-point brush, plastic spatula, bamboo spatula, pallet, dropper, waterproof sandpaper, sandpaper, 0.3g genuine gold powder,0.5g silver powder, 2 silk balls, masking tape, a pair of rubber gloves (Japanese M size), kintsugi manual

More Descriptions

Premium TSUGUKIT is for beginners. All the natural and traditional ingredients are in this kit.

However, raw urushi in this kit is a natural product and upon contact, it may cause skin irritation or rashes.

Therefore, you should always wear rubber gloves and long sleeves to cover your skin and tie your hair back while doing kintsugi.

Please discontinue use and ask a doctor if you get a skin irritation or rash.
We are not responsible for rashes caused by this product.

Please prepare the above items which are commonly at your home before TSUGUKIT reaches you.

You need to make “URUSHI BOX” which keeps 20-30℃ (68-87℉) and humidity of 70-85%. You should place your broken items in this URUSHI BOX during the kintsugi processes, with this condition, Urushi can harden.

<Premium TSUGUKIT includes> Raw urushi: 30g, wood/polishing powder: approx. 8ml, black/bengal red powder: approx. 3ml, fine-point brush, plastic spatula, bamboo spatula, pallet, dropper, waterproof sandpaper, sandpaper, genuine gold powder: 0.3g, genuine silver powder: 0.5g, 2 silk balls, masking tape, a pair of rubber gloves (Japanese M size), kintsugi manual

<Comperison>

“TSUGUKIT Gold” includes 0.1g gold powder, no silver powder

“TSUGUKIT  Gold/Silver” includes 0.1g gold powder & 0.2g silver powder

“Premium TSUGUKIT” includes 0.3g gold powder & 0.5g silver powder, which is perfect for purchase from overseas to save frequent orders for refills.

“TSUGUKIT Platinum” includes 0.3g gold powder & 0.3g platinum powder, which is also perfect for purchase from overseas to save frequent orders for refills.

All the ingredients are food-safe unlike “Modern Kintsugi” with epoxy, instant adhesives, and synthetic urushi.

We only use natural ingredients such as urushi, genuin gold, genuine silver, which are food-safe.

You can experience traditional Japanese kintsugi method with the manual written in English/Japanese and English Youtube.

While Kintsugi takes time and effort, the sense of accomplishment you get upon completion is exquisitely rewarding.

TSUGUKIT Size: 23.3cm x 11.3cm x 3.0cm

Compact and a good starter of kintsugi.

TSUGUKIT is supervised by Katsuya Shibata, an artisan who has over 30 year experience with Japanese Urushi works.
Complicated procedures were simplified into 5 steps, easy to follow.

<Shipping info>

We can usually ship TSUGUKIT to North America, Europe and Oceania. It would take 1 to 2 weeks. There may be a shipping restriction and delay according to the regulation/weather.

By now, we have successfully shipped to: USA, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Israel… etc.

Please ask us if we can ship TSUGUKIT to your country.

プレミアムつぐキット / Premium TSUGUKIT (Extra Gold & Silver)

¥15,980 (税込)

Review from Customers

Customers' voice 1 - My expectations are surpassed -

This is the real deal, so happy with this set! No cheap acrylic paints and glue, but the traditional japanese technique with anything you need, even protective gloves are included. Everything you could need was considered. Superfast shipping to Germany and the packaging is very tasteful. My expectations are surpassed. 🙂

– Review from Germany

Customers' voice 2 - I can't wait to give it to my wife for her birthday! -

I purchased the “Beginner Kintsugi” set to restore this one of a kind yunomi which I had purchased for my wife during one of my work trips to Kobe. My wife is an artist and a potter herself, and enjoys the human connection in pottery. This particular yunomi immediately became her favorite for her daily espresso. The weight, balance, size, thinness, texture and paintings on the cup were a daily comfort. And then one day, it broke.
Without her knowledge, I carefully found the pieces from the waste bin and stored them. Then, I researched kintsugi, where to buy it and also where to learn this new art form.

The instructions in the kit were very helpful, along with YouTube instructions. The owner was also very responsive to questions.

I made a trial bowl before attempting the yunomi. I found it helpful to make an air-dry clay support to hold the pieces in place. My daughter assisted during the final stages, having an extra set of hands was very helpful. Also, keeping baby wipes nearby to clean up mistakes/fingerprints was critical.

While this was significantly more difficult than I anticipated, I’m extremely pleased with the end result. I can’t wait to give it to my wife for her birthday!

– Scott K, Indiana, USA

プレミアムつぐキット / Premium TSUGUKIT (Extra Gold & Silver)

¥15,980 (税込)

Double-Gold TSUGUKIT for Overseas

Double-Gold TSUGUKIT was made to meet the needs of customers who want to finish repairing only with gold powder.

金増量つぐキット / Double-Gold TSUGUKIT

¥19,980 (税込)

  • This Kit contains 0.6g genuine gold powder, twice as much as our premium TSUGUKIT (and 6 times as much as our regular TSUGUKIT) has.
  • This Double-Gold TSUGUKIT is recommended for international customers because enough amount of gold powder is included. (You can save the trouble to purchase refills)
  • Food-safe, made of natural ingredients
  • You can experience Japanese traditional kintsugi method at home by yourself. While traditional kintsugi takes time and effort, the sense of accomplishment you get upon completion is exquisitely rewarding.
  • The manual and Youtube tutorial videos are also in English.
  • Compact size with stylish design, chosen as a special gift.
  • Best-selling kintsugi kit in the 3 biggest Japanese EC sites (Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping)
  • Hand-made, shipped from Japan.
  • 【Contents】 Raw urushi: 30g, wood/polishing powder: approx. 8ml, black/bengal red powder: approx. 3ml, fine-point brush, plastic spatula, bamboo spatula, pallet, dropper, waterproof sandpaper, sandpaper, 0.6g genuine gold powder, silk ball, masking tape, a pair of rubber gloves (Japanese M size), kintsugi manual

金増量つぐキット / Double-Gold TSUGUKIT

¥19,980 (税込)

注意:2021年7月1日よりEU付加価値税 VAT規則の変更により、当面の間EY諸国への商品発送ができませんこと、ご了承ください。

Important Notice: We cannot ship our product to EU due to VAT changes from 1 Jul 2021.

 TSUGUKIT Refills for Overseas

International Shipping takes time and costs, so it’s a good idea to buy this refill package if you have many broken items and like to try a lot of kintsugi 🙂

金継ぎリフィルパック / Kintsugi Refill Package with 0.3g Gold

¥10,780 (税込)

This package contains all the major kintsugi refills for customers who have already bought TSUGUKIT and would like to do more kintsugi.

Contents:

  • 0.3g Gold Powder
  • 30g Raw Urushi
  • 12g Wood Powder & 30g Polishing Powder (5 times more than TSUGUKIT contains)
  • Bottles of Black and Bengal-Red Powder
  • 8 Sheets of Sand Paper
  • 10 Sheets of Waterproof Sandpaper

注意:2021年7月1日よりEU付加価値税 VAT規則の変更により、当面の間EY諸国への商品発送ができませんこと、ご了承ください。

Important Notice: We cannot ship our product to EU due to VAT changes from 1 Jul 2021.

Online Kintsugi Workshop Ticket

¥6,600 (税込)

English Online Kintsugi Workshop by Zoom!

Please contact us before you purchase and discuss with our teacher about the workshop schedule.

The workshop is 1 hr long and held via Zoom.

Contact: info@kintsugi-girl.com

Note: You should buy our kintsugi kit beforehand. Traditional kintsugi cannot finish in only one workshop. You need to take min 4-6 workshops. Of course, you can take only one workshop to ask the teacher only when you have stuck in a kintsugi process.

Kintsugi in our Everyday Life

Kintsugi kits for all the beginners at home by yourself!

Kintsugist “Yuki” mastered kintsugi the fastest within 8 months after the hard practice under the artisan Katsuya Shibata, who has over 30 year experience with Japanese Urushi works, learned differnt types of traditional kintsugi, and interviewed more than 13 Kintsugi artisans across Japan.
With full knowledge of kintsugi, the complicated traditional procedures were simplified into 5 steps, easy to follow.

Yuki leverages her international experience and the ability of speaking English and German to creating English kintsugi manual and YouTube tutorial videos.

Our mission is spreading “real” kintsugi all over the world and bringing joy by repairing our memorable items on our own!

Special Features of our TSUGUKIT

Authentic and traditional Kintsugi!

TSUGUKIT includes natural ingredients whch were used from ancient times such as raw urushi, genuin gold (0.3g) and silver (0.5g) powder, and the other natural ingredients such as wood/polishing powder.

【Kintsugi tips 1】

Please keep the raw urushi in a cool and dark place, such as a refrigerator, to avoid exposure to high temperature and sunlight.

Raw Urushi is a natural product, and upon skin contact, it may cause skin irritation. Please wear the rubber gloves and long sleeves to cover your skin.

If skin contact occurs, immediately wipe it off with canola or vegetable oil, wash well with soap, and rinse it off.

Modern design and compact kit

The package design is elaborated; Minimal, simple and chic.

TSUGUKIT is perfect for a gift.

Just right amount of each ingredients are included. All the necessary items are carefully considered and included in this kit.

You just need to additionally prepare what you have at home. 

【Kintsugi tips 2】

Please use the raw urushi as soon as possible. (The speed at which urushi hardens diminishes over time.)

The recommended replacement period is approx. one year.

Food-safe repairing method

TSUGUKIT is very different from so called “Modern-kintsugi” which uses chemical, synthetic addhisives/pate.

Modern-kintsugi enables you to repair your item very fast like within a day with low cost.

In contrary, traditional Kintsugi with TSUGUKIT requires minimum 2 weeks with at least 5 steps. Traditional Kintsugi takes time and effort. But it uses only natural ingredients and you can experience how ancient people repaired their items artistically.

【Kintsugi tips 3】

After kintsugi, the item should be treated with the same care as lacquerware. Please wash the repaired part gently and avoid scrubbing. Please do not place in a microwave, dishwasher, oven, or open fire.

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