Kintsukuroi-Broken is Better?

Kintsukuroi Pottery

It is not often that we value a piece of art more after it has broken than in it’s pristine state.  However, this may be exactly the case when the Japanese art of Kintsukuroi is applied.  Originating in the 15th century, this technique uses lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold to repair broken pottery.

“As  machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear  that imperfection is the greatness of man.” Ernst  Fischer

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