Urushi is a natural material and does not contain toxic chemical additives.
A step-by-step instructional video released on youtube!! youtu.be/UWa_MyLpZfQ
Please know Kintsugi repair is a form of Japanese art, not just a DIY repair method. It has a long history which was practiced by our ancestors from Edo era (year 1603 to 1868) If you want to repair your broken ceramics quickly, go with epoxy or super-glue instead.
Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) literally translates as "golden joinery." Fixing prized and valuable pottery/porcelain is nothing short of an art form in Japan, and the Kintsugi Repair Kit has everything that you need to fix broken pottery/porcelain. With this kit, you will repair in a traditional method using real Urushi lacquers without any artificial materials! With our Kit, it is possible to effectively repair damaged pottery/porcelain. The resulting repaired pottery will be both visually appealing and durable as well. The Japanese have been using lacquering techniques for approximately 9,000 years, and this skill and art form is still valued to this day. With this kit, you can repair dozens of broken potteries!
Contents: Japanese Urushi Lacquers x2 Types, 2 Types of Brush, Pure Pearl-Made Gold Powder 10g, Alternative Gold Powder 10g, Alternative Silver Powder 5g, Plastic Spatula, Pure Silk Cotton, Small Plate, Rubber Glove (Medium size), Tonoko Powder, Water Resistant Sand Paper, Easy English Manual
*We regret that the TURPENTINE OIL included in our Kintsugi Repair Kit is now prohibited from export from Japan therefore we cannot ship abroad. The good news is that it is usually available at your local art supply/hardware store. Please prepare the TURPENTINE OIL on your own.
Caution: Urushi lacquer is actually the sap of a tree that grows in East Asia. It is a natural substance that forms a clear, hard and waterproof surface when dried properly. Although Urushi contains a compound that can cause a reaction similar to poison ivy. Mejiro Co. will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to Urushi.
Disclaimer: Urushi should be used at your own risk. Mejiro Co. cannot be held responsible for any allergenic reactions caused by Urushi or Urushi related products.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The traditional way to repair broken pottery is using Kintsugi. If you want to be authentic, use this kit. Instructions for mending the pottery and applying the metallic coating, along with allowing the Kintsugi repair to dry slowly in an enclosed space with high humidity are included. The end result was beautiful. However, be sure to heed the warnings about the allergic reaction which is possible. The Kintsugi "glue" is made from a plant related to poison ivy, and is very potent. Wear the gloves! Do the repair out of doors! I still got quite a reaction even though I used precautions - this stuff is powerful. But the effect was gorgeous!
READ THE WARNING! This product can cause a severe allergic reactions. This product contains urushiol the active chemical in poison oak. I used this product, I took the advised precautions, but still came out in a huge allergic reaction that took 10 days to go away. Be warned misuse of this product could make you extremely uncomfortable for days! The surgical gloves provided with the kit seem completely inadequate. This is chemical weapons grade nasty wear a hasmat suit!
I found this kit fairly easy to use after watching the you tube video several times.I repaired one clay chalice where I had all of the broken pieces with a result very much as expected. The flour/water/lacquer paste is a bit tough to handle and takes some getting used to. I ended up removing my gloves and while I fortunately did not have the allergic reaction, the urushi does stain terribly and had to be removed with turpentine. The other piece I am working on is giving me a bit more trouble because some of the broken pieces are missing unlike the video where there is only a chip missing. The tonoko/water/urushi mixture is quite fragile and broke off while sanding and I have redone it several times.I have ordered some more urushi from Amazon but had to order tonoko from another source as it doesn't seem to be available on Amazon. All in all the kit is well worth the price for a DIY item, which I was able to complete without taking a class and I still have enough of my kit left over to...
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