Kintsugi, the Japanese art of rejoining broken pieces of pottery with gold, is a fabulous example of God restoring the broken places and making something beautiful from what was broken. “According to legend, the craft commenced when Japanese shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a cracked chawan—or tea bowl—back to China to undergo repairs. Upon its return, Yoshimasa was displeased to find that it had been mended with unsightly metal staples. This motivated contemporary craftsmen to find an alternative, aesthetically pleasing method of repair, and Kintsugi was born” (Kelly Richman-Abdou, “Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold,” My Modern Met, September 5, 2019, https://mymodernmet.com/kintsugi-kintsukuroi/).
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