The Japanese Art of Kintsugi
Think back to the last time you broke a dish. What did you do?
In today’s throw-away culture, you more than likely tossed it out and got a new one.
The ancient Japanese had more inspirational method of dealing with broken items: Kintsugi
Kintsugi is a Japanese tradition of repairing broken items. Rather than fix things with simple glue or try to mask imperfections, the art of Kintsugi seeks to showcase the imperfections.
What is Kintsugi?
Kintsugi is mainly used to repair ceramics. Anything made from porcelain, stoneware, or earthenware is fair game.
What Items Can I Repair?
This ancient art has origins in Japan but was also practiced in other areas of Asia. Historians believe this tradition dates to the 15th century.
What Does Kintsugi Symbolize?
Kintsugi is more than just a method of repair. It’s an entire philosophy. It’s about embracing an object’s history, flaws, and all.
What Can Kintsugi Teach Us About Life?
Kintsugi teaches us that flaws can be beautiful, and we don’t need to hide them
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