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Week 28: Restoration
This daily post is designed to help you live into our New Room Society covenant of practicing daily prayer together. Below is today’s daily practice. If you missed the overview on day one, visit Week 28: Restoration.
Monday: Kintsugi: The Art of Restorative Mending
16th century tea bowl, with gold lacquer kintsugi repair work, 16th century
Exhibit in the Ethnological Museum, Berlin, Germany (Photo: Public Domain)
Japanese people tell the story of a powerful shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China for repairs in the late 15th century. Unimpressed with the aesthetics of the repair work, he ordered his Japanese craftsmen to find a way to make the tea bowl beautiful again, and so the art of kintsugi, or mending broken pottery with resin, then sealing and highlighting the cracks with pure, shining gold, was born.
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