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KINTSUGI AND THE ART OF REPAIR

KINTSUGI AND THE ART OF REPAIR

KINTSUGI AND THE ART OF REPAIR: life is what makes us

The 400+ year old Japanese art of kintsugi (golden repair) or kintsukuroi(golden joinery) is a pottery repair method that honors the artifact’s unique history by emphasizing, not hiding, the break.

According to art historians, kintsugi came about accidentally (well, it does fit). When the 15th-century shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa broke his favorite tea bowl, he sent it...


YAMACHI Yuzu Ponzu soy sauce

YAMACHI Yuzu Ponzu soy sauce

Natural soy sauce made by slowly fermenting and aging only whole soybeans, deep sea water, wheat, and salt for two years in cedar barrels.

Not only does it have a good balance of sweetness, saltiness and sourness, it also contains a lot of umami ingredients. You can enjoy the rich flavor unique to whole soybeans and the rich aroma of raw fried soy sauce.

It can be used not only as it is, but also for cooking, adding richness to the dish and making it even more delicious.


SNOW DAY CLEANING

SNOW DAY CLEANING

ALVA blanket petroleum
KIVI bathrobe Avanto uinti

SNOW DAY CLEANING

When temperatures drop to minus degrees and snow covers everything in sight, Finns gather their rugs, blankets, and clothes and take them outside. The coldest winter days are perfect for cleaning.

The crisp winter air here in the north is perfect...


[KAKOMI RECIPE] Clay pot cooking with KAKOMI IH donabe Vol.1

[KAKOMI RECIPE] Clay pot cooking with KAKOMI IH donabe Vol.1

Clay pot cooking with KAKOMI IH donabe Vol.1

Ethnic hot pot

Ingredients
1.2L water / 4 drumstick chicken / 80g vermicelli / 4 prawns / 4 baby corns / 1 lime / coriander / 1 tablespoon fish sauce / salt and pepper

1. Add salt and pepper on drumstick chicken,...


An afternoon with Flower designer Namiko Kajitani - KINTO LUNA VASE

An afternoon with Flower designer Namiko Kajitani - KINTO LUNA VASE

Zero two THREE (Tokyo)

Flower designer Namiko Kajitani established zero two THREE in 2016. Her designs are dynamic yet delicate, uniquely bringing out the hidden charm of flowers. In the past, she has also worked on styling for KINTO's new product launch exhibition. We visited her studio to find out about her design philosophy.
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