WHAT WE DO
We team of Kintsugi Australia, offer workshops where you can learn the traditional and Modern kintsugi techniques in Sydney CBD . We can also travel within 20km of City for private classes from 2 people.
Now we travel out side of Sydney and hold a course every 2 months in Melbourne.
We also offer repair jobs for your chipped or cracked pottery, price depending on the severity of the damage. More information can be found in our Repair page.
We sell some Kintsugi arts as well. Please find them in our Shop page.
Jun Moooka and Team of Kintsugi Australia (Hitomi, Kimie and Kumi)
Our company history
Kintsugi Australia was established in 2018 by Jun Morooka.
About JUN Morooka
Jun was born in Tokyo in 1959, and came to Australia in 1984. He stayed a year and became fan of Australia. After he went back to Japan, he took the national qualification of a cook, then migrated to Australia in 1987. One of reasons he decided to move was because he wanted Australians to know more about Japan, Japanese culture, especially Japanese food. Jun’s dream has come true in 2008, he finally owned a busy Japanese restaurant.
He came across the art of Kintsugi when he watched the Japanese TV. At that time many plates were broken in his restaurant, and he thought that Kintsugi was a good method to repair them !
During his self studying of Kintsugi, he was also fascinated by philosophy of Kintsugi !
An object is sometimes broken. however, this is part of its life, and rather than throw it away it can be repaired and the cracks remain to show its history. We can repair not only broken objects, but also deep sorrow, broken heart, relationship, our health by something else. Kintsugi is just like our life, exactly the same !
He bought a Kintsugi-kit online and tried to do it by himself, but the result was not satisfy enough. He looked for Kintsugi master in Australia but couldn’t find any, then decided to go to Japan to learn it.
He went Japan 2-3 times a year. He began leaning Kintsugi seriously start in 2015.
Jun sold his restaurant in 2017 and flew to Japan to pursue the art of Kintsugi for one year. He has been studying under 5 different Masters of Kintsugi across Japan since 2015.
Interestingly, each master has a different approach and using slightly different technique. He also found that he couldn’t get materials here in Australia. Some materials Jun put them together, studied and established his own method.
In 2018, he founded Kintsugi Australia to spread the knowledge beauty of Kintsugi to Aussies and the world.
☆ Jun is a lecturer at the Sydney Community College Kintsugi workshop!
Jun was Featured on SBS video !
Please have a look !
Article about Kintsugi by SBS
Jun’s Kintsugi was featured on the Spanish official site of the “interior and design magazine ELLE DECOR“ !
ABC kintsugi Article Published
Jun’s Kintsugi Art
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