Invented around the 15th century, KINTSUGI or “golden joinery” is the ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum. It’s based on the wabi-sabi philosophy which means “to find beauty in broken or old things,” and accepting their flaws. In Western culture, we often feel that broken things have lost their value and we throw them away, but the Japanese believe repairing broken things by highlighting their cracks gives them a second life and reminds us there’s beauty in accepting imperfections. So, the next time something breaks consider repairing it, Kintsugi kits are available here or you can buy Kintsugi ceramics via Etsy.

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