kintsugi

[ kin-tsoo-gee ]

noun
  1. Also called kin·tsu·ku·roi [kin-tsoo-koo-roi] /kɪnˈtsu kuˌrɔɪ/ . a traditional Japanese pottery repair technique in which lacquer mixed with precious metals, especially gold, is used to fill cracks and replace missing pieces: A 300-year old vase repaired with kintsugi was on display.

Origin of kintsugi

1
First recorded in 2005–10; from Japanese: literally “gold repair, gold joinery”

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