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Genuine Platinum Powder for Kintsugi (0.3 g) - Food safe

Genuine Platinum Powder for Kintsugi (0.3 g) - Food safe

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Platinum powder (0.3 g) for kintsugi, a Japanese technique used to mend broken pottery with gold. This platinum powder can be used instead of gold powder to beautifully highlight the cracks of your items repaired with kintsugi.

We recommend using this powder in combination with our kintsugi kit ”TSUGUKIT”.
This platinum powder is certified as food safe. You can thus use it a finishing layer on pieces of tableware.

■ Product details:
- 1x 0.3 g of platinum powder
- 1x silk ball (It should be used to dust gold powder over the repaired cracks)

■ 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 or other metallic powders such as silver or platinum. Items repaired with kintsugi become more precious than before they were broken and they can even turn into real pieces of art.

■ Shipping worldwide

Shipping takes about 6-10 days on average. There may be shipping restrictions and delays due to sudden changes in legislation and COVID-19. Please contact us to check if we can ship our products to your country.
 
Notes:
- We cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
- For the customers residing within the EU: Following the recent rule change regarding custom clearance and VAT payment for products bought online, we have put in place a smooth export system for orders under 150 euro (excl. shipping fee). There is no change for orders above 150 euros:  we can ship you our kits but you will most likely have to go to your local custom office to pay applicable taxes and duty.
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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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