Kintsugi, to join with gold, which is a methodology for repairing broken Japanese ceramics. It is said that this idea came from around late 1400s, when a shogun (general) broke his favorite tea bowl, the bowl was fixed but the shogun would like it to be beautified and that was when gold came to play.
As we talked about daily used pottery and porcelain, tableware in Japan probably is the most developed mingei. Lacqureware, especially Echizen lacqureware is another important part of the art along the table. Briefly touching about this, a number of terms are used in Japanese to refer to lacquerware. Shikki (漆器) means “lacquer ware” in the
Yanagi Sōetsu (March 21, 1889 – May 3, 1961), was a Japanese philosopher and founder of the mingei (folk craft) movement in Japan in the late 1920s and 1930s. He led the Japanese society to promote mingei, which means “hand-crafted art of ordinary people”. He discovered beauty in everyday ordinary and utilitarian objects created by