When an item of ceramic or porcelain is broken, the Japanese have a unique way to repair it with gold, and make it even more beautiful than it was originally. This celebrates the beauty in the art, and is a metaphor of life.
At Tea Dogu, we are trying to learn and practice this art of kintsugi, and may have some examples for sale from time to time. We also have a limited amount of the supplies needed for kintsugi (Cashew Lacquer and gold powder) and offer them in our store. Please contact Eric at Tea Dogu if you want more information on kintsugi.