Kintsugi— The Art of Repairing a Soul

Is it possible to synthesize the loss and improve through repair?

Ajay Sharma
ILLUMINATION-Curated
3 min readJan 20

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Rural cooking pot repaired with Kintsugi technique, Georgia, 19th century. Photo- Guggger
Rural cooking pot repaired with Kintsugi technique, Georgia, 19th century. Photo- Guggger

There is an old story. In the late 15th century, Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1436–1490 AD), a Japanese military dictator, sent his damaged teapot to China to exchange it with another one. “However, as celadon porcelain ware of such a high quality was no longer available in China then, the bowl was…

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Ajay Sharma
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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