by A Total TaiTai Tale


Today I broke a thing so I could fix the thing.

Kintsugi workshop with my friend Jenny.

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

It was her birthday present from her husband and she asked me to join her since it was a +1 present (sweet sweet husband of her).

Lately kintsugi emerged as a source of comfort. It has been used as a metaphor for rebuilding after tragic events such as dealing with loss, sickness, trauma, and the disruption of daily life.

Maybe that’s what we both needed since we will both move back to our home country in just a few months, rebuilding a new life.


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