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Shizuka Maitani
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repair a tea cup with 'tomo-naoshi'
I was asked to repair a chipped Chinese tea cup. It's of Ms K, who is specialized in Chinese tea. First, I put 'kokuso', lacquer clay on the chip to fill it. After the clay has dried, shaped it according to the cup line, and then painted it with colored lac...
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teapot of Murata Yoshiki (村田益規)
Ms N handed me a teapot of  Murata Yoshiki   (村田益規)  the lid of which was broken. Murata Yoshiki san is one of the excellent potters in Tokoname (常滑) where is the most famous place for production area of Japanese teapot (kyusu). He is very good at modelling...
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a mug from Portland, USA
My daughter and her boy friend have been to Portland in USA  to spend holidays this year. There she bought a mug made by a local potter. But when she came back to Tokyo, she soon broke its handle inattentively. She asked me to fix it because it recalls her ...
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painting on matcha container (natsume)
I like putting 'makie:蒔絵’ (lacquer painting) on matcha containers or 'natsume'. In the kintsugi workshop I could paint on a plain lacquered wood plate or on a ceramic saucer which are easier to paint. Natsume, on the contrary, difficult to paint because of ...
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eggshell or 'rankaku :卵殻'
The 'rankaku' technique uses eggshell. The picture below shows the finish of rankaku using eggshell of hen. First, glue small pieces of eggshell on the surface of ceramics or lacquer ware with lacquer, and then fill the gap between pieces with black-colored...
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Ms K's teapot of Ito Gafu (伊藤雅風)
I have got to know Ms K at a Chinese Tea Party, called 'bravo! tea party' where every participant brews a Chinese rock tea. And brewed well, the leader says 'bravo!' and all people clap hands. Ms K is specialized in Chinese tea. Her broken teapot is origina...
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Eriko san's tea cup: tomonaoshi
Eriko san is my old friend living in Osaka. She had asked me to repair a broken tea cup which belongs to her favorite sencha tea set with five cups. First I put the pieces together. Although Eriko san wanted me to finish it with gold powder, I thought it wo...
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jimon(地紋)
Sometimes lacquer painted surface becomes relatively large and gives a dull impression. In that case there are a lot of techniques to cover it using seashell(螺鈿), egg shell(卵殻), metal powder(梨地), metal foil(箔仕上げ) and so on. Recently I'm practicing  'jimon' ...
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fixing a glass broken in two
I practiced fixing a glass broken in two in the workshop. First I made holes on the surface of the both parts of broken handle. The holes are deep about 5mm.  I used a 10mm wire and lacquer to join the parts. After reinforcing the joint with lacquer and cla...
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repairing a chipped bowl
I bought this bowl made by Wadayama Masahiro (和田山真央)  at Wad Omotenashi Cafe in Osaka.  But soon after starting using it, I found it chipped while I was unaware. So I repaired it with finish of gold that suited the ware very well. Kintsugi is a repairing te...
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