Kintsukuroi- The beauty in repair
Kintsukuroi is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer mixed with powdered gold or silver. It is deeply rooted in the philosophy that imperfection is beauty and damage adds to the history of any object. It must be celebrated rather than disguised.
 
Influenced by this belief, I made an attempt at trying it out myself. Damaged pieces of ceramic dating back to the Meiji and Taisho era were purchased from a local antique shop.
 
Considerable help offered by Udo Haruka, batchmate at Tama Art University.
 
Kintsukuroi- The beauty in repair
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Kintsukuroi- The beauty in repair

My first attempt at trying gold lacquer work on broken ceramics, an integral part of the Japanese design philosophy of wabi sabi.
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