Kintsugi: Finding beauty in Imperfection

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by highlighting the cracks with gold dust lacquer to create an even more beautiful work of art with the philosophy :

‘Nothing is ever truly broken’

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Kintsugi: the art of precious scars by Stefano Carnazzi

What is so powerful for me is the Japanese philosophy behind this of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ which is to embrace change and the marks that life leaves on us.

Not to shy away from our cracks and scars but to

Cherish our flaws

Celebrate our differences and imperfections for it is in these breaks that we grow stronger.


  1. Too many times the society pushes us to correct our imperfections.
    This is so refreshing encouragement to cherish our flaws. We are all unique in our own ways.
    Thank you and all the very best

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