Kintsugi

Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer. It is similar to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (philosophy of imperfection value).

Repair work (right) on Mishima ware hakeme-type tea bowl with kintsugi gold lacquer, 16th century

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