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Ikenaga Yasunari - The Japanese Art of Nihonga Redefined

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❤ - Terasaki Kogyo, "Cherry Blossoms & Moon"; Japanese, c.1890-1910 118.8 x 46.2cm. unmounted; ink and light colour on silk. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kintsugi or Kinsukuroi: Broken Things A friend shared with me today the lovely art/idea of Kintsugi (Kinsukuroi). Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a strong adhesive and then sprinkling the adhesive with gold dust. The result is that the broken pottery is now mended and in fact even stronger than the original. Instead of trying to hide the flaws and cracks, they are accentuated and celebrated because they now have become the strongest part of…

"Three Peonies" by Hiroshige (ca. 1830s). Source: The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.