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Kintsugi Refill Pack [0.3 g Gold Powder (23 kt) & Raw Urushi included

Kintsugi Refill Pack [0.3 g Gold Powder (23 kt) & Raw Urushi included

Regular price €85,95 EUR
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<Note> This refill pack is meant to be used in combination with our kintsugi kit "TSUGUKIT."
Our Kintsugi manual and the other kintsugi tools are not included in this pack.
This pack was created for the people who purchased one of our Kintsugi Kits "TSUGUKIT" and would like to refill their kintsugi supplies.

■ The refills pack includes:
- 0.3 g of gold powder (23 kt)
- 30 g of raw urushi
- 12 g of wood powder & 30 g of polishing powder and (5 x more than in the TSUGUKITs)
- Bottles of black and bengal-red powder
- 8 sheets of sandpaper
- 10 sheets of Waterproof sandpaper

■ This Refill Pack was designed to be used with the following products:
- Traditional TSUGUKIT (0.3 g of genuine 23 kt gold powder and 0.5 g of silver powder included) $149
- Double Gold TSUGUKIT (0.6 g of genuine 23 kt gold powder included) $193
- Practice TSUGUKIT (0.3 g of genuine 23kt gold powder and 1.0 g of alternative metallic finishing powder included) $153

■ What is kintsugi?
 
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold. The broken pieces are first put back together using Japanese lacquer, also called “urushi.” The lacquer is then dusted with gold powder. It is estimated that the kintsugi repair technique was developed during the Muromachi period (1336–1573 CE). At the time, the art of kintsugi was often used to repair ceramics used in the tea ceremony.
 
Rather than hiding the cracks, kintsugi highlights them with gold. Items repaired with kintsugi become more precious than before they were broken and they can even turn into real pieces of art.

■ !! Warning !!
- The urushi lacquer provided in our kits is raw and it can cause skin irritation and rashes when put in direct contact with the skin. That is why we strongly recommend using rubber gloves and wearing long sleeves when doing kintsugi. Please note that we are not responsible for rashes caused by this product.
- If you experience a rash when using the kintsugi kit, please stop using it immediately. Always seek the advice of a physician for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

-If you get lacquer on your skin, we would appreciate it if you would immediately dissolve the lacquer in canola oil and remove it, then wash your hands with soap and water.

-Since lacquer is tree sap and a fresh material, it is better to store it in a cool, dark place (such as a refrigerator) to maintain its quality.

-Lacquer is less likely to harden if stored for a long period of time.
If such a condition occurs, please purchase new fresh lacquer.

■ Shipping worldwide
It takes about 6-10 days on average.

Please note we are not responsible for delays incurred by the transporter, custom clearance, or particular circumstances including but not limited to the interruption of postal services to certain countries, natural disasters or wars.

Please note that customers are responsible for the payment of local import taxes and related fees. Moreover, we cannot ship to P.O. boxes.

For more details regarding import taxes, returns and refunds, please refer to our shipping policy.

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What is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese art form that originated in the 15th century, and it's been around for over 500 years. When a cherished piece of pottery or porcelain breaks, Kintsugi specialists repair it using natural materials such as genuine lacquer and then decorate the repair marks with gold or silver to make them stand out instead of trying to hide them. Rather, we should allow cracks and blemishes in our belongings to shine and tell a story of their own. The result is an object that's more beautiful than before it was broken, and uniquely valuable because of its history. This is the kintsugi philosophy.

We Are Kintsugi Specialists

Tsugu Tsugu is proud to be part of this ancient tradition—we use only natural materials for our kintsugi repairs. We know where beginners tend to get stuck in the process because we receive so many repairs every day and have taught kintsugi classes for years. That's why our products are filled with educational information and easy-to-understand instructions, along with YouTube videos on the proper way to perform authentic kintsugi. Our goal is to help people around the world successfully perform authentic kintsugi and enjoy a long and prosperous life with their beautiful and favorite pottery.

About Tsugu Tsugu

At Tsugu Tsugu, we are proud to offer kintsugi classes almost every day so that you can share in the fascination of restoring broken pottery.

We believe that there's something special about a piece of broken pottery—it's not just an object that needs to be thrown away, but rather it becomes a treasure once repaired with gold or silver lacquer and put back together. We want to make sure that as many people as possible get to experience this ancient Japanese technique and feel the same joy we do when we see our customers' faces light up with excitement.

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