I am in love with this japanese repair method #Kintsugi 🇯🇵 ,which conveys a philosophy not of replacement, but of awe, reverence, and #restoration . The gold-filled cracks of a once-broken item are a testament to its history.
Kintsugi has been heavily influenced by prevalent philosophical ideas. Namely, the practice is related to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which calls for seeing beauty in the flawed or imperfect. The #repair method was also born from the Japanese feeling of mottainai, which expresses regret when something is wasted, as well as mushin, the acceptance of chang.
Introducing the Teishoku Neko Box for April!! 🍲🍚🥢 What is Teishoku? It’s the Japanese word for a set meal which usually comes with lots of healthy sides in lovely little dishes. In the April box you’ll receive a variety of small ceramic dishes which can be used to make your own teishoku! Think roasted sweet potato, spinach with sesame oil, marinated tofu and so much more! 🍙 Get yours: nekoboxshop.com
Japanese peculiarities have a strange way of finding their way to me and I to them...I can honestly say I did NOT intend to come home with a one-eared ceramic horse's head when I went to grab coffee just now,🐴 but there it was hanging on the fence above a throw out pile and now here we are... It's not like I pick up every bit of hard rubbish I see, but for some reason I couldnt bare the thought of leaving it there and it just winding up shattered in the trash. I had to smile when I turned it over and saw where it was made. Because it's not the first time I've been drawn to something totally random only to later discover it was made in Japan 🌌👻✨
saw this adorable single serving or mini #Donabe (a Japanese clay pot that you can basically cook anything in. I have a couple of other bigger ones) on @roppongihashicho Instagram and had to have it so hubby went & picked it up for me, along with the Hello Kitty chopstick rests, before heading back to Seattle. Such a sweet guy 😁❤️). Handmade in Kyoto it’s just too cute (had to have the little flat spoon too, perfect for tofu). It’s going to be perfect for serving Agedashi Doufu (how it’s pronounced in Japanese but in US they say Agedashi Tofu which is wrong) or just about any cute side dish. It can be put on the stove too. I’m obsessed with Japanese pottery & lacquerware as you all probably know by now 😂😂😂🇯🇵#tokyoshopping#kyotopottery#japanesepottery#japan#pottery#handmadeinkyoto#handpainted#japanese#madeinJapan#土鍋#japaneseclaypot#japanesedonabe#donabecooking