Legend has it that the Japanese shōgun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a much loved, but damaged tea bowl back to China for repairs. It was returned with metal staples bolting the broken pieces together which did not please the shōgun. He urged local Japanese craftsmen to search for a more aesthetic manner in which to repair the bowl. They chose to use lacquer to bond the pieces together and then dusted the lacquer with gold powder. The cracks of the repair therefore became part of the object, and so the art of kintsugi was born.
Browsing category: Beauty
"Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional." Liz Vassey
"...Make jewellery for the inside of people’s minds.” Tom Waits
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude."
"Beauty awakens the soul to act."
"Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”
“We're all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.” Annie Proulx, The Shipping News
"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." Anatole France
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld."