We sent a badly smashed teacup or larger sake choko from the Tatsumi Kiln to Tanaka san in Kyoto. It took a whole lot of lacquer, gold and patience, but the result is spectacular, the tracery of gold around all the smaller pieces and cracks is magnificent.
Kyoto Kinsetsu Kintsugi
We first met Tanaka san when we sent one of our own tea bowls to him for mending, and he did such a great job that we saved up all our broken items for him to mend!
A Kyoto native, he has a great network of friends and has introduced us to several interesting antique dealers in Kyoto, as well as the Crazy Ken Band.