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Kintsugi: The Art of Mending What’s Broken

Loosely translated as “golden joinery,” Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, “golden repair” is the Japanese art of fixing broken ceramics. It seems that people in the West are used to replacing broken ceramics with new items, but in Japan, broken poetry is treated differently. Instead of hiding the breaks with a camouflage adhesive, or simply purchasing a new item, Kintsugi masters use lacquer dusted or mixed with gold…

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