The word meant “to mend with gold”, and it was a technique developed by the Japanese to fix broken lacquer-ware. But the word meant more than the technique itself. It also held a deep, but simple, philosophy: a piece of pottery once broken can be made more beautiful by the shards it once was. The breaks were highlighted and praised, instead of being covered up.
This is such a profound thought. Our imperfections can, indeed, make us all the more beautiful. I very much like the idea of outlining in gold the ways we have been broken and put back together.