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Urujyu Kintsugi kit


 Selling the kintsugi kit in the traditional way for the first time in Paris!!

Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese technique that repairs cracks and chips with lacquer and decorates with gold or silver.

The Kintsugi kit of urujyu uses only Ki-urushi lacquer, the most natural type of lacquer, made of lacquer sap from which we removed impurities.
To repair broken pottery, we mix earth with lacquer to fill a crack, then put some flour and sawdust in order to refill the broken parts.
The ivory-colored lacquer freshly taken from lacquer trees changes to a transparent candy-color in the air. It turns red when naturel pigment such as Bengara is added.

・Kit content
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, tokusa plant, silk cotton, pipette, masking tape, measuring spoon, gloves.

・Other things that you might need:
Tissue, food wrap, scissors, cutter or carving knife, Ethanol (you can substitute turpentine or kerosene), Urushi-buro (plastic/cardboard-box /paper box etc), cooking oil.

The kit contains pure gold keshi-powder (0.1g), pure silver keshi-fun powder (0.5g). With this kit, you can repair about 30 small chips.

*The basic lacquer works with enzyme. We recommend that you use it up in about one year. The rest of the basic lacquer can be used to do “fuki-urushi (wiping lacquer)” to polish wood chopsticks or cutlery.

*As this is a repair method using real lacquer, there is a risk of getting a rash. Please wear gloves while working.


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