Spiritual beauty from Kintsukuroi art

Kintsugi – also known as Kintsukuroi (“golden mend”), the art of “healing with gold” unique to Japan.

Jan 5, 2023 - 08:06
Feb 3, 2023 - 08:38
Spiritual beauty from Kintsukuroi art

Skilled techniques and skillful hands, using paint mixed with gold or silver powder, the Japanese regenerate broken ceramics back to health, even more beautiful with the loving concept that goes with them. each “stitch”.

It is said that, at the end of the 15th century, the Japanese sent a Chinese-made tea cup back to the country for repair but the product received looked worse than the original, so the Japanese began to search again. Looking for something more eye-catching and artistic. It was these discoveries that marked the birth of Kintsukuroi art.

With a history of 500 years of using gold to bond, Japanese craftsmen never leave a single piece, but stick them together to create aesthetic and artistic crafts. The broken cracks will be ten thousand times more beautiful than the original, being yourself even though it's not real integrity is sometimes more beautiful than perfection.

With the pressure of being perfect for most of the people in this world, it comes to thinking that  truly struggles and scratches will cause us to 'die a little inside'. But if you really absorb the spirit that Kintsukuroi wants to convey, perhaps you will see the breakdown as the pieces that make up a particularly valuable strength for yourself.

Just like inanimate objects like cups and dishes, we will experience shock as well as hurt. At such times, we will react unconditionally and avoid what hurts us as much as possible. When you have to go through those fragments, remember that it will most likely be an opportunity to help your energies rise stronger than ever. And don't let others see you as scratchy, weak, or not good enough  by their standards.

You've probably heard many people say, we should still be a cup with half water rather than a completely empty cup. This art is also a kind of optimism in the way of thinking of the Japanese, who have accepted cracks and their repair as part of the history of the piece, rather than just seeing it. a cover up nothing more, nothing less.

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