Kintsugi (金継ぎ) literally means golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”). This traditional Japanese art uses liquid gold to join fragments of pottery, giving them an even more refined aspect. Every piece is unique, because of the randomness with which ceramics shatters and the irregular patterns formed that are enhanced with the use of metals.
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The kintsugi technique may have been invented around the 15th century, when the shogun broke his favourite teacup. He was so sad he asked some craftsmen to repair it. They decided to transform the cup into a jewel, since the broken cup was so dear to their leader. They filled its cracks with gold.
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