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Kintsugi accessories store [Karin] in Shijo, Kyoto.

January 04, 2024 open

Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese technique of restoring broken pottery using gold powder and lacquer. The owner of the store, Mr. Kimura, decided that it was a waste to throw away broken or chipped pieces of pottery that had been restored through kintsugi, so he revived them as accessories. This time, he moved his store from Hyakumanben to Shijo.


In addition to purchasing Kintsugi accessories made from ceramic pieces, glass, and natural stones with a modern twist, visitors can also experience making their own accessories for 3,900 yen. In the hands-on experience, visitors can select their favorite pieces from more than 300 types of vessels, combine them with glass and stones, and create their own original items by combining them with patterns. Antique pottery pieces such as Ko-Imari and Ko-Kutani are perfect for both clothing and kimonos. Evening workshops will also be held, so you can stop by after work.


Lacquer used for accessories is a rash-resistant material. Pierced earrings and earrings from 2,800 yen. Products are one-of-a-kind and may be sold out.


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  • January 04, 2024 open
  • 92-3 Nurushiya-cho, Tominokoji Ayakoji Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes walk from Exit 15 of "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
    8 min. walk from Exit 5 of "Shijo" subway station.
  • Tel.090-9692-0990
  • 10:00-17:00
  • Open irregularly (events are announced on Instagram)
  • No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/karin_kyokintsugi/
  • TEXT/Yujinko Hirose
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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