On August 24th, 2018 Artsy published this wonderful article by Casey Lesser. Thanks Casey for this.
"Some four or five centuries ago in Japan, a lavish technique emerged for repairing broken ceramics. Artisans began using lacquer and gold pigment to put shattered vessels back together. This tradition, known as kintsugi, meaning “golden seams” (or kintsukuroi, “golden repair”), is still going strong..." click here for full article