The shelf to your right when you enter the shop features repaired items mended with the signature Japanese “kinzuki” technique. These are offered at a discount, so have a look! While technically “flawed,” you shouldn’t consider these products in any way inferior. In Japan, there is a totally different approach to the way these products are viewed. Broken vessels are repaired with a traditional technique where golden veins are used to patch the seams. When a piece of lacquer chips or breaks, the opening is layered over with gold pigment, enhancing and repairing it. In this way, a broken vessel is reborn as a one-of-a-kind work of art. This section is stocked with a rich array of these beautiful pieces. You’d be mistaken to think of them as cast-off rejects! In fact, you may just find a very special something that you love. This is your chance to find something special!
|Address||315, Ebiyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8076|
|Directions||6-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn. 7-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Stn.|
|Open Hours||10am - 7:30pm|
|Notes||Note that the shop is closed between 12/31 and 1/3.|
The owner is very friendly and speaks English. This will let you mull your purchase while the proprietor gives you all the details on the types of vessels and antiques on offer, so this would be a great shop for beginners looking to make a safe purchase.
|Shipping services||Not accepted|