Word of the Day – Kintsugi

By June 3, 2016Word of the Day

Kintsugi (noun) (Japanese)


‘Golden joinery’, quite literally.  Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of repairing broken things with gold, thus illuminating the repair, yet adding value to the piece.

I love this concept, and what a great philosophy too, to treat breakage as part of the history of an object and embrace it instead of hiding it.

Example sentences

“He’s an expert in the art of Kintsugi”

“If we all embraced Kintsugi as a philosophy, we could learn from our mistakes instead of denying them.”

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