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KINTSUGI is a general term for a restoration technique for ceramics. It is a technique of restoration in which the joints are decorated and new beauty is found in the brokenness of cracks and fissures. This KINTSUGI culture was born in the culture of the tea ceremony and has been passed down to the present day as a uniquely Japanese restoration technique. Broken ceramics are joined and decorated, and the scars are enjoyed and accepted as scenery.

As the ancient tea masters said, “Even a broken tea bowl is a taste.” The beauty of KINTSUGI and its origins can be seen as a form of WABI, the Japanese sense of beauty.