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Kintsugi, The Japanese Art of Fixing Broken Pottery With Gold

Creative Visual Art

Many people replace or repair broken things in such a way that you might think the break never occurred. The Japanese art of Kintsugi is the antithesis of this. Rather than disguising the breakage, kintsugi restores the broken item incorporating the damage into the aesthetic of the restored item, making it part of the object’s history. Kintsugi uses lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver, platinum, copper or bronze, resulting into something more beautiful than the original.

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