#Good Challenge: Photographing something broken

The beauty of things is that even when they are broken, they can be put back together; acquiring a new beauty in the process of accepting change and trauma.


Kintsugi is a Japanese art form where a broken vase, or other item, is fixed with a resin sprinkled with gold dust. Once the broken ceramic is re-welded with gold, the vase becomes more beautiful and more precious than the original.


The history of this unusual art dates back to the 15th century when the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1358-1408) had broken his favorite teacup. The broken pottery thus became a work of art! The Shogun (ruler of the country) transformed something broken into something magnificent and invaluable!