Kintsugi

金継ぎ | Gold scars | kintsugi

金継ぎ (kintsugi) also known as 金繕い (kintsukuroi), recalls the japanese tradition and art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer. It expresses a deep philosophy concerning embracing damage, seeing the breakage and the repair as steps of an object’s life and not as events that marks the die of an object. This illuminating concept has some links with the Japanese philosophy of 無心 muslin (No mind) which is based on the undoubtful acceptance of changes and fate. Thus, in a wider context would mean the capacity of seeing the beauty and the positive energy even if the physical condition describes the opposite situation.