This superb piece combines two techniques: Kintsugi and Yobitsugi.
Kintsugi is the art of repairing breaks with gold lacquer. Yobitsugi is the technique of replacing gaps with shards from another ceramic. Yobitsugi requires a high degree of technical mastery, as the shards have to be re-cut, the colors matched and the gold seal applied.
This elegant chawan, 12 cm in diameter and 7 cm high, also has another great feature: its original tomobako! This is the famous wooden box that the potter makes to measure for his bowl. He writes a description of his work on it and then signs it.
This unique piece is glazed in black, while its lip is edged in warm brown. These two colors blend perfectly with the 24-carat gold.
The Yobitsugi adds an extra touch of wabi-sabi! A rare piece not to be missed!