The Kintsugi Journal

Ceramic vs. porcelain earthenware Dec 03, 2022

During the holiday seasons, we often bring out our finest from the depths of our kitchen cabinets. Some of these pieces, we only see once a year. So it’s the perfect time to rediscover...

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Dining with kintsugi Nov 14, 2022

Tableware is said to be art that is only complete, once food is plated. So after repairing your broken wares, it is time to properly bring them back to life, which means … let’s eat!

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The Kintsugi Dictionary Part 1: mottainai Nov 11, 2022

Kintsugi repairs something broken into something that can be used again for years, decades, or even generations to come. Here in Japan, our ancestors developed a sustainable means of repair as it...

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FAQs regarding repairing at home Nov 08, 2022

Your coffee is flowing onto the table from a cracked mug. You found a chipped vase at your grandmother’s. You just broke your wife’s favorite dessert plates ... two of them. Now...

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Holiday gift ideas Oct 31, 2022

Holiday season is often associated with celebratory design with a bit of sparkle, and a table filled with warm, nourishing dishes. So there may not be anything more appropriate than giving the gift...

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What is a muro? Oct 14, 2022

A muro, or room, is a cellar that meets specific climate conditions. The muro is a vital component of kintsugi-repair as it is in this room that urushi hardens after each step of repair. Urushi is...

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The benefits of in-studio classes Sep 24, 2022

In-studio classes provide guided practice of the art of kintsugi, to acquire the necessary skills to repair your own wares. You can certainly learn kintsugi through our Master Class...

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Our "Autumn in Kyoto" itinerary Sep 21, 2022

The word on the street is that after two and a half years, Japan is finally opening its borders to international travelers. That means we get to welcome you to our neighborhood!

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Kintsugi paired with tea and wine Sep 11, 2022

Kintsugi is a nearly 500 year old repair technique. Initially designed to repair the highest quality bowls for tea ceremony. However, across time and place, kintsugi has evolved to be...

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How to care for kintsugi-repaired wares Aug 26, 2022

Considering the nature of urushi lacquer, the kintsugi-repair process usually takes anywhere from two to three months, and for extremely complex breakages can take up to one year. Each layer of...

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