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Through an ancient Japanese technique, named kintsugi, cracked or broken ceramics get revived by fixing the broken pieces together and decorating them with gold leaf. This technique actually shows the beauty of broken things.

 

By mistake, a shard remained in a mold. After pouring the porcelain, I was fascinated by the beauty of the crack in the cup. It reminded me of the ancient Japanese techniques, and it turned out to be an image of the Japanese landscape.

 

By reproducing the flaw, an indigo series arose. By adding the gold, the shard was emphasized; it represents the atmosphere of the land of the rising sun.