Goenne now features Real KINTSUGI work by Japan artisan Yoichi Koga. Embrace true Wabi-Sabi. It makes a great collectible, one-of-a-kind gift for your special occasion.
STORY OF THE PIECE
Featuring here is a sake cup made from Genta Kiln in Kyushu Japan. It is called Hoshino-ware. Hoshino ware has about 300 years history and it declined in the late 1800s. In 1969, it was revived by Mr. Yamamoto Genta when he established his kiln named Genta Kiln in Yame Region. One characteristics of Hoshino ware is the reddish iron glaze call Yuuhi Yu 夕日釉(Sunset glaze).
This cup was given to Mr. Koga as a present by Genta Kiln. Koga repaired the missing piece and decided to share this with more kintsugi-loving audience (OR sake-lover). Since our kintsugi repair uses no artificial chemical material, it is food-safe.
WHY A KINTSUGI GALLERY?
A lot of kintsugi pieces in the market use make-shift and artificial material. We feel that authenticity, information about the work and the maker are all important for buyers who really appreciate this rare craft. We want to give our audience access to quality and authentic pieces. In Japan, we work with a network of Japanese artisans that practice kintsugi in its authentic and traditional method. No epoxy, super glue, fake gold or artificial gold paint. Authentic kintsugi process is very tedious and we take no short-cut. Japan's artisan takes pride in maintaining traditional material knowledge and techniques.
To show our respect to this rare craft and wabisabi, we only showcase works repaired with authentic method done in Japan.
- we do not break new pottery and repair it to create inventory. Each piece comes with history and story.
- we do not forge imperfection. All blemishes, imperfection you see is of the vessel's original state from the maker or from aging.
Peer through fancy packaging and romanticized philosophy about Kinstugi. Be educated from the resource represented by Japan artisans to truly appreciate this craft.
Yoichi Koga is a multi-faceted artist with over a decade of experience in kintsugi and lacquer art. He does commission kintsugi work for sushi restaurants to repair their expensive antique serving plates. Mr. Koga is extremely passionate about collecting interesting antique ceramics. In Japan, most artisan accepts kintsugi commission to help owners to repair memorable ceramics, Mr. Koga finds pleasure in kintsugi because of the pottery's history. When we discuss about doing a kintsugi gallery here, he had a hard time parting with some of his work that he collected over the years! :-)
** The identification of pottery is an estimation based on style, characteristics, stamps or signature, and coloration/discoloration. We do not provide appraisal or authentication of origin. Authenticity described above is on kintsugi repair work, all done by Mr. Koga.
*** We do not offer exchange or refund on Kintsugi items.
SHIPS FROM JAPAN
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Sake cup with authentic Kintsugi Repair (Japan)
Authentic Kintsugi uses ALL-natural material: real lacquer (a natural resin from trees), pure gold powder (sometimes silver and pewter, tin), wheat flour, wood powder, hemp.