Kintsugi - Kintsukuroi


Kintsugi is a Japanese art form that involves repairing broken pottery or ceramics with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Instead of concealing the cracks, kintsugi highlights and celebrates them as part of the object's history. This technique not only restores the item's functionality but also adds a unique and beautiful element to its appearance. Kintsugi reflects the philosophy of wabi-sabi, which values imperfection, transience, and the beauty of things that are incomplete or weathered. It's a way of turning damage and flaws into something valuable and visually striking.