Perfect Imperfection: Kintsugi 金継ぎ

Kintsugi 金継ぎ - Japanese art of repairing ceramic objects by amplifying its imperfection with gold work, rather than trying to hide it.
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Japanese art of Kintsugi follows a different philosophy. Rather than disguising the breakage, kintsugi restores the broken item incorporating the damage into the aesthetic of the restored item, making it part of the object’s history. (Wabi-sabi.) Kintsugi uses lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver, platinum, copper or bronze, resulting into something more beautiful than the original.

blueberrymodern: Japanese art of Kintsukuroi: to repair with gold. craftkammer: Repaired tea bowl Japan early c, Edo period

Hon’ami Koetsu (1558-1637), intended the repaired part to represent water flowing from melting snow. (Akaraku ware tea bowl, named Seppo. Property of Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art) #kintsugi

"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful" - Barbara Bloom. Love this philosophy.

Broken, Repaired - Kintsukuroi

Do your hurts and wounds become GOLD known in Japan as the Art of Kintsukuroi or Kintsugi?

c18 carved wooden bowl with repairs - "kintsugi" is Japanese term for artful repair of damaged objects

Carved wooden bowl with repairs - "kintsugi" is Japanese term for artful repair of damaged objects

Kintsugi, the Japanese wabi-sabi art form that involves repairing broken pottery with lacquer - sometimes even with gold.

ah wabi sabi Kintsugi, the Japanese wabi-sabi art form that involves repairing broken pottery with lacquer - sometimes even with gold.

Shikamaru Takeshita

virtual-artifacts: “ Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just.

Tea bowl, Chawan - Japan, 9 cm diameter    This tea bowl from the Tokugawa period (1603-1868) is made from stone ware. It too shows the beauty of the ephemeral. On the black glaze, the golden cracks appear like flashes.    Private collection, Munich

Tea bowl, Chawan - Japan, 9 cm diameter This tea bowl from the Tokugawa period is made from stone ware. It too shows the beauty of the ephemeral. On the black glaze, the golden cracks appear like flashes.

呼び継ぎ : 「リッタイとウツワ」 Tomomi Kamoshita

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「リッタイとウツワ」 Tomomi Kamoshita 紫窯変の鉢に深紅グラスの呼び継ぎ

「リッタイとウツワ」 Tomomi Kamoshita 紫窯変の鉢に深紅グラスの呼び継ぎ

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Photo by Kenji Hishida. My kintsugi teacher, Kenji Hishida is going to have an exhibit soon! When I visited his atelier in April, he told me that he’s obsessed by urushi lacquer penetration. It adds posh texture on potteries, and makes his works.

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Kintsugi (brass-tsugi) for my friend. This cup is probably from Thailand, Benjarong maybe? It was not perfect, but I think it’s okay.

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