Please know Kintsugi repair is a form of Japanese art, not just a DIY repair method. Kintsugi repair has a long history which was practiced by our ancestors from Edo era (year 1603–). To repair broken ceramics easy and fast, we recommend to use epoxy adhesives instead. You will repair in a traditional method using real urushi lacquers, without using an artificial glue.
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. The technique used a strong lacquer resin that has been sprinkled with powered gold. With our kit, you will repair in a traditional method using real urushi lacquers without any artificial materials! With the Kintsugi Repair Kit, it is possible to effectively repair damaged pottery/porcelain. The resulting repaired pottery/porcelain 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. Try it for yourself, and you will discover that Kintsugi can be both relaxing and rewarding. With this kit, you can repair lots of broken potteries/porcelains! Now with our easy-to-read English instruction manual, anyone can make beautiful kintsugi-art! Urushi lacquer is heatproof up to 100 to 120 Celsius.
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, proper handling (gloves and long-sleeve shirt), and working in a well-ventilated area will generally prevent an allergic reaction. Japana will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to Urushi.