Beautifully Repaired Broken Ceramics

The spiritual technique of kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) is practiced by a small and dedicated number of Japanese craftspeople that find the beauty in broken things. The artists use special lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum to repair broken ceramics. By making the repair very visible and part of the piece, those practicing kintsugi believe the repairs give the pieces new life. The repaired pieces are often even more beautiful than they were originally.

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