Legend has it that kintsugi was developed in the late 1400s after Japanese shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged tea bowl to be repaired. He was distressed when his bowl was re-assembled with ugly metal staples, so the shogun ordered his artisans to develop a more attractive technique. The result conformed to the Japanese idea of finding beauty in the imperfect and appreciating even the signs of wear on a valuable object. It is a way of turning brokenness and damage into unique beauty.
Learn more of this fascinating history when you get the Kintsugi Crate!
The Kintsugi Crate Contains:
Epoxy Glue – Holds it all together!
Gold and Silver Powder – These create the beauty.
Mixing Cup and Sticks – Combine the glue and powder with these.
Ceramic Bowls – Break the pottery, then repair the kintsugi way.
Brush – Use to apply the metallic mixture to the breaks.
Gloves – Wear to keep the goop off your hands.
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