展示ゾーン:源=みなもと

壊れても金でつないで、もとどおり

金継(きんつぎ)

個人蔵

壊れた物を捨ててしまうのではなく、再生して利用する―それが「金継」です。これは、大切にしてきた器を独特の美意識で、価値を損なわずに再生する文化です。接着に用いるのは人体に害がない漆。「japan」と呼ばれるほど優れた日本の漆技術を使い、「食器」としての機能も失うことなくいつまでも大事にするところに、日本ならではの知恵があります。


Kintsugi

Private Collection

Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken pottery and recycling it. The beauty of this technique lies in the way it breathes new life into a broken, but long-treasured bowl without compromising its value, based on a unique aesthetic. Another thing that sets kintsugi apart from other repair methodologies is the use of sophisticated Japanese lacquer techniques. Japanese lacquer, or urushi, is so uniquely Japanese that it was called “japanning” in English. Urushi is made of natural ingredients and does no harm to the human body. Mending the bowls by using urushi as an adhesive allows us to continue serving food in the repaired bowls without worrying about health consequences, and to treasure them for generations.