Kintsugi: The Art of Embracing Damage


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Published: 3 years ago
On the Japanese mending practice of Kintsugi. To discuss this further, follow me on tumblr and use the Ask Me Anything feature here: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com/

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Video courtesty of www.polyglossiafilms.com

WORKS CITED:

Christy Bartlett, "The Aesthetic of Mended Japanese Ceramics"
http://bit.ly/1hFUUj7

Kintsugi, The Art of Broken Pieces
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/05/kintsugi-the-art-of-broken-pieces/

Blake Gopnik, "'Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics' at Freer"
http://wapo.st/1mF2sa2

Shoppers World: Japan's Ancient Art of Lacquerware:
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/22/travel/shopper-s-world-japan-s-ancient-art-of-lacquerware.html

Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi

Kwan, Pui Ying, "Exploring Japanese Art and Aesthetic as inspiration for emotionally durable design"
http://www.designedasia.com/2012/Full_Papers/Exploring%20Japanese%20Art%20and%20Aesthetic.pdf


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Can you eat my ass?? Just asking for a friend

7 hours ago

@Nerwriter1 Do you have podcast? It will be great to listen to you while drive

1 week ago

2:05 BUT stapler was invented in the 19 th Century......factual mistake or was that a joke?

2 weeks ago

0:05 Alright, the transition was funny.

3 weeks ago

Thank you dude - this is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard! XX

3 weeks ago

so many talk

4 weeks ago

Great video but your face is too big here my guy

1 month ago

beautiful! Thank you for this :D

1 month ago

I bet if someone else tried to explain this they'd use cheesy and overused ideas and words, you did this so beautifully and uniquely. Wonderful.

1 month ago

You have no Idea how timely and relevant this video is in my life in this moment right now. Chills ran up my spine watching this video as if every word you spoke was to me, thank you.

1 month ago

Just shave it, bro.

1 month ago

cool

1 month ago

Such a beautiful thing, both as a reality, and as a metaphor! I've been picking up the pieces of myself and my life for years now, and hoping that the writing I do is supplying the gold-dusted "glue" that is bringing me wholeness without losing any of the scars. This goes well with the accompanying thought that "the broken places are where the light gets in". (Not sure who first said that). So it's OK that not all will be "mended", but the transformational process is very exciting.

1 month ago

Awesome thoughts. Going this way you make a difference.

1 month ago

Love this! :)

1 month ago

More feeling of free will stripped. I consider you a savant on layer 8 comms, so I try understand the points you make, so when I see other thoughts of mine that I did not pick up here, strongly pointed out here, Im like... how many of us got this far in machine learning :D

1 month ago

This is such a wonderful video. Thanks.

1 month ago

I knew the cup wouldn‘t survive this video

1 month ago

This video is amazing. I have been subscribed for so long and just now I come across this gem that reminds me why I'm subscribed to you. Kintsugi will be a motto in my life, and it's thanks to your amazing research and production skills. Kudos to you ol' chap!

1 month ago

Amazing!! Thank you!

1 month ago

So profound

2 months ago

Your words are like (I can't think of poetic things to say, so let me just say) Beautiful. Thanks man, you inspired me :)

2 months ago

Mic drop? Mug. Drop! (I'm an all-around Japanese culture enthusiast, but I really liked the ending.)

2 months ago

This video adds new perspectives on how I see problems. Thank you.

2 months ago

I was eyeing that mug right from the start of the video! :D Nice vid!

2 months ago

Thank you.

2 months ago

there is so much that is beautiful about this video. but i just have to mention... DID HE REALLY JUST BREAK HIS MUG BOI WE BETTER GET AN AWESOME POST-KINTSUGI MUG VIDEO

2 months ago

I love this video! You are very insightful, Evan!

2 months ago

It' s like in a book of Joanna Bator "Purezento"

2 months ago

This is beautiful.

2 months ago

“There’s a crack in everything / That’s where the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

2 months ago

Wabisabi

2 months ago

Like Kintsugi, ceramics or pottery making also heals a certain part of us, like the story of this Ceramic Artist: https://youtu.be/_ouQZCnbXVI

2 months ago

Great video. You have given me something to ponder for the day

2 months ago

Could be alien lmao xD

2 months ago

I think you need to revisit your approach to these videos fuck you your mumma and errthang else YSL for life bitch

3 months ago

Thank you so much. I am a mental health worker. I've been researching kintsugi recently as a way to help kids cope and confront trauma related issues. I will be guiding one of the kids I work with soon through a kintsugi project. Your video is extremely helpful. Know that it will be part of a legacy of healing. :)

3 months ago

Nice video, guy.

3 months ago

Rejoice! Rejoice! The broken... are the more evolved!

3 months ago

this is... possibly my favourite video ever on the internet

3 months ago

This is probably my favorite video on YouTube

3 months ago

Atheist:oh wait, I didn't make fun of creationists yet. let's just throw it in there. me face palm

3 months ago

Holy handsome face reveal!!! He's a human!!!!!

3 months ago

FYI I've watched this video 3000 times and find it genuinely inspiring

3 months ago

This is definitely one of the most beautiful content i've seen. Not only is it original and unique but also thought provoking. Keep up the amazing work.

3 months ago

Can this principle be applied to one's own social life?

4 months ago

A lot of people turn their pain into something beautiful by making art. A lot of other people turn their pain into something ugly and let it consume themselves.

4 months ago

My favorite YouTube video.

4 months ago

Thank you

4 months ago

Do you live in a dorm?

4 months ago