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令和6年能登半島地震により、お亡くなりになられた方々のご冥福を心よりお祈り申し上げますとともに、被災された皆様ならびにそのご家族の皆様にお見舞いを申し上げます。

石川は、漆を学び学生時代という大切な時間を過ごした、私にとって故郷のような場所です。

被災地域の一日も早い復興と、被災された方々のご健勝を心よりお祈り申し上げます。

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Kintsugi that connects thoughts

It's okay if it breaks.

We will carefully fix what you want to cherish for a long time.

People who make, people who sell, people who use.

So that everyone can smile.

I want to keep using important things for a long time.

I hope I can help you with that feeling.

A vessel full of memories, a vessel you want to cherish. Even if it breaks accidentally, please feel free to contact us before throwing it away.

 

Lacquer and Kintsugi

Representative Maya Higuchi

 

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KBC九州朝日放送のストーリーという番組で取材していただきました。KBCのサイトからアーカイブが見られます。

放送日2024年6月2日17:55~

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​FBS福岡放送 めんたいワイド

FBS福岡放送の夕方のニュース番組めんたいワイド「キャッチ」というコーナーで、取材していただきました。FBSのサイトでアーカイブが見られます。

​放送日 2024年1月24日17:15~

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​RKB福岡 タダイマ!

RKB福岡の夕方の情報番組タダイマ!「てのしごと」というコーナーで、取材していただきました。RKBオンラインで記事化されています。

​放送日 2021年5月25日(火)15:40~ 

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イタリアのジュエリーメーカーとお仕事させていただきました。VOGUEにも掲載されました。記事中のメイキングPVにも少しだけでています。

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How to fix
This lacquer joint
・ Use only natural materials such as wood chips and lacquer
・ It takes 1 to 3 months to finish
・ Recommended for cups and bowls with a direct mouth
Resin joint
-Use synthetic resin for adhesion and hole filling, and finish the surface with lacquer.
・ It will be finished in about one month.
・ Large items, places with heavy loads such as cup handles,
Recommended for objects etc.
The appearance of the finished product does not change, but the material used to bond the debris is different. This lacquer joint uses only natural materials such as this lacquer and pieces of wood. For resin splicing, synthetic resin is used only for adhesion and hole filling, and the top is grounded, painted, and finished with this lacquer. The resin does not come into contact with food.
In terms of strength, glass products are repaired by using a glass adhesive only for adhesion and covering with lacquer to finish the glass joint.
We also accept general repairs for lacquer ware, lacquer products, and tea utensils (natsumes, coated lids, fire rims, etc.). Please feel free to contact us.

About finishing
You can choose from three types: (1) gold powder finish, (2) silver powder finish, and (3) lacquer finish. ③ Choose from four colors for lacquer finish: black lacquer, valve pattern, white lacquer, and lacquer. Please contact us for other finishes such as lacquer work and urushi-e.

Gold

Silver

Black lacquer

Valve pattern

White lacquer

Tame coating

About repair fee
We make an estimate based on the damage status of the vessel and the size of chips and cracks. Delivery time and price will change depending on the bonding method and finish. You can apply for a rough estimate from this site.


This lacquer joint (2 to 3 months)  

Crack lacquer 3300 yen ~ Silver 3500 yen ~ Gold 4000 yen ~

Chip lacquer 4500 yen ~ Silver 4700 yen ~ Gold 5400 yen ~

Cracked lacquer 4800 yen ~ Silver 5100 yen ~ Gold 6000 yen ~

    


Resin splicing (1.5 months)  

Only this lacquer joint can repair cracks.

Chip lacquer 3500 yen ~ Silver 3600 yen ~ Gold 4300 yen ~

Cracked lacquer 3600 yen ~ Silver 3900 yen ~ Gold 4800 yen ~

    

* Glass products and lacquer ware will be priced separately depending on the damage situation.
* A separate round-trip shipping fee and transfer fee will be charged.
* All tax not included
* From May 1, 2020, if you want to help you enjoy your time at home, we will offer a service that frees the return shipping fee that you normally bear. (End time undecided)

Request flow

① Tentative estimate

② Requested item mailed

③ This estimate

④ Repair

⑤ Payment and delivery


おかげさまで、たくさんのご依頼をいただいております。お客様とのやりとりから、お直し、発送作業を全て一人でおこなっております。メールの返信に1週間程度かかる場合がございます。また、お直しの状況により、お預かりからお渡しまで半年ほどお時間をいただく場合がございますので、ご了承ください。
Lineからもお見積もりができます。
お友達登録後、器の写真をお送りください。
About the vessel after repair

It is basically the same as handling lacquer ware. Please handle it referring to the following.

Microwave oven, dishwasher, oven, and direct fire cannot be used.
Do not wash with abrasives such as cleansers, hard sponges, or scrubbing brushes.
Do not stack with other pottery. When stacking, be careful not to hit the repaired part directly, such as by laying Japanese paper or kitchen paper between them.
Avoid using metal forks and knives. If you use it, please be careful not to hit the repaired part.
Please avoid putting it in the refrigerator.
Cracks and peeling of the repaired part may occur)

Do not leave the product in water or in water for a long time. (It may cause peeling)

Avoid holding the repaired part when washing it.

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Having doubts about the consumer society, I am working as a restorer in Kyushu, where many pottery producing areas are gathered, with my role of "fixing" following "making, selling, and using".

I would like many people to know the traditional Japanese technique "Kintsugi" that not only repairs as a function but also adds new beauty to the repaired marks. "Saraha" means "fix" in Arabic. Not only does it fix what's broken, it also means repairing relationships. It also means happiness.

※ trade name has been changed to "Saraha" from gold mending workshop!

Maya Higuchi  

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1981. Since childhood, he has been fond of wood products and is interested in woodworking.

2005 Graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, Department of Crafts, Department of Lacquer

Completed the lacquer art major at the Graduate School of Crafts, Kanazawa College of Art in 2007. Started repairing with Kintsugi.

2012 Dispatched to Egypt as an international volunteer from the JICA International Cooperation Agency.

Support women's social advancement activities by handicrafts.

In 2014, engaged in repairs at an art antique restoration workshop in Kyoto. Repair more than 300 points

Participated in the launch of Kintsugi Kobo in Kyoto in 2017

Returned home after giving birth in 2018, became independent (living in Fukuoka)

賞歴

2005年 キリンビアパーク北陸・第三回キリンアートコンクール佳作

2007年 日本漆工協会 漆工奨学賞

2010年 第52回石川の伝統工芸展入選(漆芸)

2011年 第6回雪のデザイン賞 佳作(中谷宇吉郎雪の科学館)

主な展覧会

2007年 花とカネタタキ展(クラフト広阪 金沢)

2008年  金工14人展(クラフト広阪 金沢)

2009年 二人展 からくり小箱と漆小箱(桃組晴組 金沢)

2010年 第52回石川の伝統工芸展 (エムザ 金沢)

2011年 女性の仕事展(大和屋 金沢店)

2011年 漆展 ―新しい漆の形―(伊丹市立工芸センター 大阪)

2012年 アートフェア東京(東京国際フォーラム 東京)

​活動

2018年 金継ぎ相談会 (本と雑貨の店hachijyu-ichi 福岡六本松)

2018年 金継ぎワークショップ(陶芸広場赤ぴーまん 福岡天神)

2021年 6月金継ぎ相談会(velvettheshowroom 福岡太宰府)

2021年 9月金継ぎ相談会(うなぎの寝床旧寺崎邸 福岡八女)

2021年10月金継ぎ相談会(本と雑貨の店hachijyu-ichi 福岡六本松)

​2022年 3月金継ぎ相談会(うなぎの寝床旧寺崎邸 福岡八女)

2022年4~6月 金継ぎ教室 全5回(去来荘 福岡太宰府)

​2022年 6月金継ぎ相談会(山科茶舗 福岡甘木)

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