The Kintsugi Journal

All about kintsugi brushes Aug 08, 2022

Brushes are a key tool in kintsugi-repair. Getting comfortable and friendly with your brush, as if it is an extension of your arm, makes the kintsugi experience that much more pleasurable and...

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The two principles of authentic kintsugi Aug 01, 2022

There is no single correct way to perform kintsugi. Each layer, ingredient, mixture, method, stroke, tool is different based on the region and the person. The repairer's ethos, design...

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What is kokuso urushi? Jul 25, 2022
Kokuso urushi is one of the top three most commonly-used urushi mixtures in kintsugi-repair. A close third to mugi urushi and sabi urushi. Kokuso, whose Chinese characters have multiple...
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What is sabi urushi? Jul 18, 2022
Kintsugi is the process of mending damaged, mostly ceramic and porcelain tableware, by leveraging the innate properties of urushi tree sap. Urushi is applied into the crevasses of broken...
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What is mugi urushi? Jul 12, 2022
Japanese craftwork used to be parsed out into incredibly specific micro-roles. The bristles of the drawing brush, used for hyper-detailed lacquerwork, is made from mice hairs. And not just any...
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What is urushi? Jul 04, 2022

Urushi lacquer is the sap of the urushi tree. And it is the fundamental ingredient of kintsugi-repair. While "kin" of kintsugi, points to gold, it is in fact urushi that does all of the...

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What is kintsugi? Jun 27, 2022

Kintsugi gold joinery, is the Japanese art of repairing chipped, cracked, and broken, mostly ceramic and porcelain tableware, using only 100% natural materials including urushi...

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What's in the Kintsugi Kits? Jun 21, 2022

Two years ago, we launched the Kintsugi Kit with the hope that anyone, no matter where they are in the world, can celebrate the unique story of the wares that make their house a home....

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