• The Japanese repair broken pottery with
powder gold lacquer to highlight imperfections.
The process is called Kintsugi. The art of
kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not
something to hide but to display with pride.
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    • It’s because each break is unique and breakage indicates usage. These imperfections should be highlighted as what makes it unique, which is also considered beautiful. It is metaphorical for aging. It is actually quite beautiful.
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    • When I went to Vegas there was a guy doing something like this every couple of feet on the strip, but one time I saw a Chewbacca fight a Spiderman...that was cool af
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    • If my arm was ripped off and was replaced with a bionic Golden arm, I would display the hell out of it.
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    • I did that in freshman art as a senior and needless to say it’s was really shitty
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    • Stay golden pony boy
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    • Kintsugi is also a pretty fire Death Cab for Cutie album 👌
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    • I think it’s more to do with that shinto religion believes that spirits inhabited everything, and fixing a broken object with such a precious material was to pay reverence to whatever spirit inhabited it as it’s vessel.
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    • Yet they sterilized anyone with disabilities until just 13 years ago
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    • Japanese: *do something cool to fix a nice bowl* Y’all quirky dumbasses: I cAn ReLaTe To ThIs
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    • The idea is that if something breaks enough that it'll one day be pure gold. It's an adage on when life puts you through trials and coming out a better/stronger person
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    • well i better start dipping my girlfriends in gold then
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    • Why did they rebuild Hiroshima and Nagasaki if they're so fucking proud of broken things?
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    • In America we don’t throw it away, we put it back together with glue. Why? Cause a lot of us are broke af
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    • I like that concept teaches us to cherish our belongings vs throw everything away and buy new..I try to do this when possible
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    • Maybe Kylo Ren should use this to repair his mask.
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    • Hahaha im so quirky right? I’m mentally and emotionally broken, thats so funny and quirky right?
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    • Can someone teach how to do this so I can fix my bong
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    • Kintsugi shows that the dmg we deal to eachother can bring us closer
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    • This is quirky 😳
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    • Wow this edge lord is so quirky and unique
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    • 13 year old girls: OMG THATS SOOOOO ME
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    • It looks like it is also how they made their alphabet.
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    • This theme of meme isn't funny because we all know that at least 80% (uninformed estimate for the sake of argument) of the people who make these jokes are likely just some emo kid somewhere who thinks life is hard because either they weren't prepared for life after childhood or
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    • 13 year old girls be like: so that means my totally real depression makes me CoOl
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    • Fucking japs never learnt from hiroshima can't teach them anything
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    • Death cab for cutie anyone?
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    • My girlfriend says this to me when I get insecure
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    • We actually used this technique in ap 3d studio
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    • You can actually get kits for this, but they run up to $100 on Amazon
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    • To me this says your mistakes make you stronger not define you as what you are
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    • If trie id coat every single cell in my body with gold cause i am the embodyment of imperfections
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    • Haha get it, he's depressed guys hahaha
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    • I should do this with the dents in my car
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    • It’s also the name of a death cab for cutie album
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    • Now the Death Cab album name makes much more sense
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    • I actually really like this, the gold shows the history of the item and what its been through without sacrificeing the utility of it
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    • and yet suicide rate is high as fuck over there
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    • Now they sexualize underage girls 😎
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    • Death Cab for Cuties album "Kintsugi" described that the band was broken or missing a piece after their lead guitarist leaving. Instead of dwelling on this broken piece they named the album Kintsugi, to highlight that even when things are broken, they can still be beautiful.
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    • Nice
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    • Sounds like something a basic bitch would say.
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    • So Flex Seal for Japan?
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    • Fill my ass with gold baby
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    • There's a skin in Warframe called Kintsugi for the Braton assault rifle
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    • You will make mistakes in life but you have to stay strong and have to be willing to fix them through hard work and dedication and once your done it will be worth it and you’ll become greater than your past self big and strong for the next generation to learn and become greater than you. NeverGiveUp
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    • I guess that's what Trump was going for with the wig
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    • the japanese are so wholesome and respectful lol
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    • That’s actually beautiful
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    • I like it better when it's broken and repaired with that. Looks better.
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    • Kintsugi's also a great album
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    • Neat idea but seems like a waste of gold
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    • "broken objects are not to be hidden but displayed with pride" .. if that was made into a cheesy feminist agenda pushing gay movie in america it would win 3 awards.. if they keep it an Asian thing in the movie it wouldn't make it past a dvd..
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    • One of my French relatives is one of the 2 people to do this in all of France
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    • This is also a song by Droeloe and it’s fire
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    • Really? If a Japanese man does anything dishonerable he is usually encouraged to commit suicide
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