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kintsugi~the Japanese art of repairing that which is broken with gold (As Leonard Cohen would say, that's how the light gets in . . . )

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When the Japanese mend broken objects, they fill them in with gold. They believe when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. It's time we rethink our philosophy on aging.

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11 Beautiful Japanese Words That Don't Exist In English

"Kintsukuroi" is the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver joining the pieces and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

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Kintsugi or Kinsukuroi: Broken Things A friend shared with me today the lovely art/idea of Kintsugi (Kinsukuroi).  Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a strong adhesive and then sprinkling the adhesive with gold dust.  The result is that the broken pottery is now mended and in fact even stronger than the original.  Instead of trying to hide the flaws and cracks, they are accentuated and celebrated because they now have become the strongest part of…

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The art of imperfection

KINTSUKUROI: El arte de la imperfección. Los japoneses creen que cuando algo ha sufrido un daño y tiene una historia, se vuelve más hermoso y por eso reparan objetos rotos rellenando sus grietas con oro o plata. En lugar de tratar de ocultar los defectos y grietas, estos se acentúan y celebran, ya que ahora se han convertido en prueba de la imperfección y la fragilidad, pero también de la resiliencia; la capacidad de recuperarse y hacerse más fuerte.

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