The organic speckled white of the kohiki glaze makes a stunning contrast with the 22k gold kintsugi mend and the spiral of the tobikanna decoration is interrupted by the lightning bolt of gold striking across the plate. Tanaka san has again worked his magic on this plate. The combination of a rustic plate with the sophisticated kintsugi plate works wonderfully well and showcases the skill of Tanaka san in balancing the kintsugi with the original piece by Naganuma san.
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.