The 9th Kintsugi “Asobi” Exhibition

The 9th Kintsugi “Asobi” Exhibition Japanese Traditional CraftsKintsugi Workshop Kuh is pleased to announce an exhibition. You can also try your hand at the exhibition.We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.  Date and TimeSaturday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 22, 202312:00PM – 5:00PM VenueGallery 56105610, 5-6-10 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, TokyoTel : 03-3407-5610 Nearest Station4 minutes walk from Omotesando Station, 16 minutes walk from Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) Station, 16 minutes walk from Gaienmae Station Exhibitors (names omitted, in no particular order)Katsura Akemi, Mariko Obayashi, Yoshiki Tsunoda, Masako Ueto, Satomi Kamoi, Hitomi Kawai, Michiko Sunaga, Shoichi Sunahara, Yasuko Suzuki, Yukie Someya, Etsuko Takahashi, Sawako Takahashi, Tomoshige Tomomi, Hiroko Nakamura, Mariko Nakayama, Keiko Namiki, Sayuri Nomiya, Kazumi Hamada, Miyoko Fujii, Hideko Fujiwara, Tomoko Masuda, Naomi Mikami, Masako Motono, Midori Mizoguchi Mieko Yamaguchi Translated with (free version) Kintsugi workshops will be held You can also have a hands-on experience at the venue during the period of the exhibition.March 18, 19 and 21Working time: 90 minutes (one-on-one)What to bring: Vessels to be repaired (with small chips), box of containers to take home, apronFee: ¥5,000Reservations required: Please register at InstructorsMariko Obayashi, Satomi Kamoi, Hitomi Kawai, Yukie Someya, Etsuko Takahashi, Sawako Takahashi, Tomomi Tomoshige, Keiko […]

Invited to exhibit at “WABI-SABI”

Invited to exhibit at “WABI-SABI” August 22, 23, 24, 2014 Venue: San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo County, California, USA Organized by SEFA EVENT (France) Exhibition Report Cover Page Featured in Exhibitor’s Voice Tokyo Minami-Aoyama Kuh Kintsugi AtelierAgency Century Mutual Hong Kong CO.LTD.

Kounel 11, 2018

Kounel 11, 2018 (Excerpt from Kounel Issue 11, 2018) Kuh Kintsugi Workshop, which also holds exhibitions. Ms. Kazue Itoh started kintsugi 20 years ago. At that time, there were no specialized classes, so she learned at an antique shop in Nihonbashi. After that, she started a restaurant, and while using the repaired vessels from the restaurant, customers asked her to teach them. Over the past 18 years, she has produced many students who are now active as potters or other craftsmen who use kintsugi techniques. She says that she started with a sense of art, but “the star of the show is the food. The ideal way to show the kintsugi is to make the inside of the dish shine, and if you look closely, you can see that the kintsugi has been amended to make it look like the main dish. My role is to teach them how to mend it beautifully without making it stand out,” she says. Every year, she holds a group exhibition where she sells her students’ works. He says, “It’s a fun way to give the vessels I mended to strangers. It would be wonderful if those vessels could fly across the ocean to […]

Kuh’s “Kin Kintsugi” to reborn the Life of Vessels

Mending with the “spirit of caring” and the “spirit of playing”. With wisdom and technique, you can enjoy another scenery and view. Why don’t you reborn your precious vessels that have been cracked or chipped by mending them with gold? Kintsugi ( “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (” golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken vessel by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold or silver. It would be wasteful to throw away an important and thoughtful vessel just because it is chipped. Also, it is a great pleasure when your favorite vessel is revived with gold makeup. The charm of “Kintsugi” is that you can enjoy the different appearance of the vessel before it is broken. Kintsugi Workshop InstructorKazue Itouh Tokyo Minami-Aoyama Kuh Kintsugi AtelierAgency Century Mutual Hong Kong CO.LTD.

Biography of Kuh Kintsugi Atelier

Biography of Kuh Kintsugi Atelier Year Month History 2001 12 Opened “Simple Cooking” in Omotesando, Aoyama, Tokyo. 2007 8 “Kuh Weekend Kintsugi Workshop” is held twice a month. 10 Store and kintsugi studio closed due to reconstruction of the building. 11 “Kuh Kintsugi Class” resumes at Shimokitazawa Free Classroom. 2008 Designer Hotel CLASKA (Meguro, Tokyo)Held a Kintsugi workshop that combined hotel direction work with Japanese food culture and the traditional craft of Kintsugi. 2009 1 Participated in the Kintsugi Workshop at OZONE Eco Style Housing 2009 at Living Design Center OZONE, Shinjuku, Tokyo 10 After finishing his work at Hotel CLASKA, he moved to Akasaka Table Studio Takito and continued “Kuh Kintsugi Class”. 2010 2 Tokyu Tama Plaza Exhibition Kintsugi Workshop 4 Moved from Akasaka Table Studio Takito to Minami Aoyama 2011 Classes are held at Minami Aoyama Classroom, Tsukiji Kitchen Studio, Hiroo Studio, Setagaya Monozukuri School Jiyu Daigaku, Tokyu Tama Plaza Store, Tokyu Kichijoji Store, etc. 12 The first Kintsugi exhibition held at Gallery 5610, Omotesando, Tokyo. 2012 4 Opened “Kuh Kintsugi Studio” in Akasaka. 12 The 2nd Kintsugi Art Exhibition at Gallery 5610, Omotesando, TokyoFutakotamagawa Takashimaya CS 2013 Akasaka Studio, Tsukiji Kitchen Studio, Hiroo/Akasaka Studio, Setagaya Monozukuri School […]

Media Coverage

Past Works: Publications in Books Books Year History 2003 年 “Kanro na Gohoubi” by Marina Watanabe Magazine House 2005 年 “Kanro na Gohoubi 2” by Marina Watanabe Magazine House “Mariko Style” by Mariko Shimada Shodensha “It is delicious! ” by Mariko Shimada Futami Shobo Past Works: Publications in Magazines Magazines Year History 2004 年 “Omotesando Brand Cruising” in the October issue of Domani 2005 年 “From Grandmother to Mother, Mother to Daughter” In the July issue of Linkeran “Living Slowly, Living Carefully” in Beautiful Room 2006 年 “The New Omotesando: The Guru’s Aoyama”In the April issue of Maple 2009 年 “It’s not too late to make your debut as a hobbyist in your 40s.”In the April issue of BR10 “That Taste Again” in the July issue of SPUR “Are you using it? Good quality ingredients”In October and November issue of Croissant 2010 年 “Caring for and Using for a Long Time”In June issue of Mrs. “Tips for Making Delicious Everyday Side Dishes”Croissant Special Edition The Origin of Japanese “Food”, the “Origin” of LifeCroissant bio vol.9 2011 年 “Age is a Woman’s Friend” Croissant 1.10 “Organic is Best” Foundation for LivingCroissant bio vol.10 “Now we rely on the power of food” […]

Kintsugi Repaired Examples

Plates by Kintsugi Teacups by Kintsugi From the exhibition “Asobi” by Kuh Kintsugi Workshop From the exhibition “Asobi” by Kuh Kintsugi Workshop From the exhibition “Asobi” by Kuh Kintsugi Workshop Vases by Kintsugi Kintsugi Workshop InstructorKazue Itouh Tokyo Minami-Aoyama Kuh Kintsugi AtelierAgency Century Mutual Hong Kong CO.LTD.

Experience Modern Kintsugi

Introduction to the process Below are the experience of “Ms. M, an editorial staff member” who participated in a kintsugi class (excerpted from Mrs. magazine) Kintsugi Workshop InstructorKazue Ito After working in the hotel industry for about 20 years, she opened the brown rice restaurant “Kuh” in Aoyama, Tokyo in 2000 (until 2007).  Currently, she teaches cooking and original modern kintsugi at “Table Studio Takito” and other locations. Step 1. Determine the type of crack. There are five types of cracks. The first thing to do is to determine the type of crack. This discernment is important because it determines the next step. If the pieces are scattered(Ware), the first step is to put them back together like a puzzle. If they are cracked(Nyu or Hibiware), the next step is to fill in the gaps. The bowl I had was into pieces(Ware). HotsureSmall chips KakeLarge missing piece, no debris. NyuHairline cracks and no surface irregulaarities HibiwareLarge chacks, chips and no debris Chacked into pieces, all the pieces exist Ware -> Go to Step 2 /Kake or Hibiware -> Go to Step 3 The tools to Kintsugi repair 1. washing liquid  2. glue  3. adhesive putty  4. cutter  5. dropper  6. […]