HG-POJ-005Regular price $ 148.00
金缮 Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken items by mending the areas of breakage with urushi lacquer followed by dusting with powdered gold.
We collaborated with a master restorer and multi-generation urushi lacquer craftsmen to bring you the most authentic version of a Kintsugi Kit. Together with a free online course, this kit allows you to practice the Japanese Art of Repair from the comfort of your home.
Many videos circulating on the internet show a version of Kintsugi that doesn’t use the traditional technique or material, often resulting in repairs that do not last. Anything you fix with this technique will be completely food safe and can be used with hot liquids once the Urushi has properly dried.
Urushi is completely natural but contains a compound that can cause an allergic reaction similar to poison ivy. Proper handling like wearing gloves and a long-sleeve shirt and thoroughly washing areas that came in contact with the compound will prevent an allergic reaction. If you accidentally touch Urushi, wipe the area with turpentine immediately and wash with soap. If you do develop a rash, do not touch the area and consult your doctor immediately for medical attention. Putting on lotion will also help protect the skin. POJ Studio will not be liable for any adverse reactions caused by Urushi.
INDIGO SHIBORI KIT
HG-POJ-004Regular price $ 86.00
We've collaborated with Takeda Kahei to bring you this authentic Shibori (aka Tie Dyeing) Kit. The Takeda Family has been at the center of Japanese Shibori and an anchor throughout history.
We offer two types of Kits. Both include everything you need to experience Shibori Tie Dye. One includes a large eco-bag called "Azuma Bukuro" that has been around for centuries but is timeless and beautiful.
The other one includes a baby jinbei (for 6 to 12month-olds) consisting of a top that ties in the front and trousers. A jinbei can be worn as summer clothes as well as undergarments.
DIY INCENSE KIT
HG-POJ-001-YUZURegular price $ 58.00
This Incense Kit will bring you a trace of Japanese aromas - fragrances of Daphne, Sakura, Yuzu citrus, and our newest Hinoki. Experience not just the scent but the act of incense making. The Kit includes everything to make up to 20 cone shaped incense with one of the scents mentioned above in less than 30 min (excluding the drying time for the incense themselves).
This Kit is brought to you in collaboration with Kunjudo, a family business carrying a legacy of over 120 years. Kunjudo is the prime place for high quality incense made by Aroma Masters and artisans. Based on Awaji Island, a region said to be the original birthplace of incense in Japan, Kunjudo carries a variety of incense that explores the sphere of fragrance in both traditional and fresh ways.