Kintsukuroi- Perhaps a Metaphor


Kintsukuroi (keen-tsoo-koo-roy)

Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered goldsilver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

The technique is deep-rooted without a doubt but it’s more metaphorical me than anything else.

Such a profound thought where one does not discard something when it’s broken nor do they repair it seamlessly to disguise its perfection. Instead fill the cracks so beautifully that one embraces the imperfection.

Cracks which are usually symbolic for broken are symbolized for beautification here.

The cracks are filled with so much love that they no more seem like a flaw, rather become something that elevates the beauty of the piece thus making it one of a kind.