This kit is no longer available as DIY kit. It will be available only through the workshops by Kintsugi Academy Certified Instructors. We will be announcing Kintsugi workshops in late 2021.
Designed by Master Kunio Nakamura, the co-founder of Kintsugi Academy, this is an authentic Kintsugi kit, but using New Urushi and special putty chosen by Master Nakamura. The New Urushi uses cashew based Urushi (Japan lacquer), rather than the traditional poison sumac based Urushi. The New Urushi dries appropriately in three hours, rather than up to a year of drying time required for traditional Urushi which also require a moisture box for the Urushi to "dry". The materials are food safe as an authentic method (but microwave and dishwashers are not recommended). This kit can be used for multiple Kintsugi works.