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“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” Billie Mobayed
By N.B. Cardoso
The Japanese have an amazing ancient practice called Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery,” is all about turning ugly breaks into beautiful fixes.
The story of Kintsugi may have begun in the late 15th century, when the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China to be fixed. It returned held together with ugly metal staples, ugly to the sight and unusable. Disgusted, he set out to find a better, more aesthetically pleasing way to repair broken pottery. It launched Japanese craftsmen on a quest for a new form of repair that could make a broken piece look as good as new, or better. The belief is that the object…
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