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i’m so taken by this tea bowl; it’s gorgeous, incredible!

today, i saw this image online, asked who the artist was, and heard, for the first time, about kintsugi (gold joinery) or kintsukuroi (golden repair), the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

“As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

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