Kintsugi

Scar

Kintsugi is this:

Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-e technique.[1][2][3] As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

I am far from the first to notice this, but isn’t it a beautiful philosophy of life?  If only we could heal our scars with gold…  My broken pieces, your broken pieces.  If we just smooth out the edges, we can be gold dust for each other.  Let kindness be your guide, and do not let darkness triumph.

Just a couple of random links I found:

Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces — beautiful photographs of this art work

A Kintsugi Life: Finding the Treasure in Life’s Scars — someone already blogging about making this art form a philosophy of life (told you it wasn’t my idea)

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2 Responses to Kintsugi

  1. Kenetha says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my work! I hope this image of kintsugi is as inspiring for you on your journey as it has been for me. Blessings!!

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  2. DogDharma says:

    Thank YOU! It’s a beautiful concept, and I hope that many people will use it for their healing journey. Very inspiring.

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