The Advanced Kintsugi Kit houses all of the necessities to repair multiple items, as well as different types of breakages. Mend items with missing pieces as well as those that are chipped, broken or cracked - all in a food-safe way.
If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with our best-selling Kintsugi Kit.
Compared to our best-selling Kintsugi Kit, the Advanced Kit has more urushi lacquer, gold powder, brushes, a glass palette, and a built-in tray, amongst other supplies:
Plastic spatula x 1
Tonoko powder 30g
Thin brush x 1
Flat brush x 1
Brush for gold x 1
24k Gold powder 0.2g
Sandpaper 400, 600, and 1500
Gloves x 2 pairs
Masking tape x 1
Koshigami x 1
Bamboo skewer x 2
Dropper x 2
Diamond file x 1
Glass palette x 1
Spoon x 1
This Advanced Kit goes with the 3rd of a series of classes
Kintsugi golden joinery is the Japanese art of repairing broken wares by mending the areas of breakage with urushi lacquer followed by dusting with powdered gold. Read more about the history of kintsugi.
One of the beauties of kintsugi is that the experience is unique to each individual, type of ware, and condition. While the core philosophy, materials, and process are shared, each kintsugi master and student has developed and refined a method that best suits their expression and local terroir. Therefore, there is no single ‘correct’ way to restore items with kintsugi. We seek to share with you our ever-evolving best practices to continue to serve as the guide on your kintsugi journey.
About the craftsmen
The Advanced Kintsugi Kit is made in collaboration with Tsutsumi Asakichi Urushi Shop - a family-run business dedicated to the craft of urushi refinery since 1905.
Fourth generation successor, Takuya Tsutsumi, leads numerous advocacy projects to bring attention to the struggling urushi industry. In addition to planting urushi trees in the northern area of Kyoto city, he unites his passion for surfing and skateboarding with urushi by making stylish and durable urushi-lacquered boards. His mission is to make urushi more approachable, showcasing the various ways in which it can easily find a place in our everyday lives.
Urushi contains a compound that can cause minor skin irritation, to a more severe allergic reaction, depending on the individual. While urushi can cause skin irritation in its raw, wet state, once it has completely hardened, it is absolutely food-safe and one of the most durable natural materials.
Should you experience alarming inflammation from touching urushi, or from simply being in the presence of urushi, please remove yourself from the room and consult a doctor for immediate medical attention. For most people, touching urushi will cause minor irritation and itchy skin that can last up to three weeks. Proper handling like wearing gloves and a long-sleeve shirt help to prevent accidental contact with urushi. POJ Studio is not liable for any adverse reactions caused by urushi. If you accidentally touch urushi, massage the affected area well with any plant-based oil straight away, like you would when removing make-up, and thoroughly wash with soap thereafter.