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Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair") is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.

As a philosophy, it brings honor and dignity to the broken; treating breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.