Kintsugi event, London, Jan 2014 (11 images)
Kintsugi event, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, UK, January 24, 2014. Kintsugi literally means "joining with gold": a technique to piece together broken pottery or glass with lacquer, rice-glue and gold. The highly-skilled work is often undertaken by lacquer or maki-e artisans. Pieces repaired using the kintsugi technique can actually become more valuable then before they were broken. During the event a demonstration was given by Kyoto Maki-e craftsman Muneaki Shimode.