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Kintsugi: Beyond the Broken Bond

Kintsugi: Beyond the Broken Bond

Literary
By ABIGAIL M. ADRIATICO BROKEN THINGS can be fixed but they tend to leave scars that cannot be erased. These marks serve as a painful reminder to those that bear them. Although such experiences come with pain, the presence of beauty within those moments can still be felt.  The Japanese art of Kintsugi is the method of using gold to put together pieces of broken pottery. It shows that despite one’s negative experiences, their emotional scars can still be beautiful. However, it also emphasizes that people who try to hide them could end up breaking themselves even more. The film Kintsugi, directed by Lawrence Fajardo and written by Herlyn Alegre, follows the story of Dante Dizon (JC Santos), an overseas Filipino worker who works at a pottery factory in Japan. It is owned by the f...