When I broke the lid of my favorite ceramic bowl a couple of years ago, I just couldn’t throw it away.
“I should repair it with kintsugi!” So I bought a DYI kintsugi set at a lacquer shop when I visited Kyoto. Lazy me, I never worked on it and forgot about it…..
Today I found this BBC video about kintsugi, and can’t help but share it with you.
“Try not to hide what you’ve gone through and your history, even if it was a big accident. You should embrace it. And you will be reborn because of that accident.”
The kintsugi craftsman’s message resonates, especially today. Seventy-five years ago Japan was devastatingly broken. We didn’t hide it but embraced it, and were reborn…