Guess what this is.
This is is a tool called taiki, which means tai fish tooth. Donâ€™t say itâ€™s creepy. Itâ€™s a traditional tool to polish gold. Tai fish has strong teeth, so it is one of the best tool to make sprinkled gold shinny.
My friend who also learns kintsugi is a chef, and he gave a dozen of teeth. itâ€™s interesting to hand make kintsugi tools.
Kintsugi (é‡‘ç¶™ãŽ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (é‡‘ç¹•ã„?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.