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Kintsugi and the Art of Beautiful Repair

Kintsugi: the art of beautiful repair. Repairing precious objects (esp. Japanese tea ceremonial pieces) with lacquer and gold, highlighting the repair and the object's history, enhancing rather than detracting from its value. {This is one of the many reasons why I admire Japanese culture. The 'wabi sabi' philosophy/appreciation of the imperfect holds especially true here. - GonkDroidBlues}

kintsukuroi | ... Hemingway clay repair pottery vulnerability kintsukuroi Brokenness

Kintsukuroi is a Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics with metal lacquer, usually gold or silver. The word in Japanese means to “to repair with gold”. The concept also includes the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

Japanese Early Karatsu Imari Half-Porcelain Tea Bowl

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Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold

Kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

Blake Gopnik - 'Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics' at Freer

Kintsugi: golden joinery. "When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful." ~Barbara Bloom

Chawan 茶碗 Époque Ming (1368-1644). Bol à thé "chawan". Junyao. (A great bowl…

Kintsuri, “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”