Tomomi Kamoshita uses kintsugi to fuse ceramic shards recovered from the sea into beautiful chopstick rests. This handiwork is part of a series called "Gift From The Waves."
Works for forks, too. The work was inspired by the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami:
I created my works in the image of the word "revive" in the hope of reconstruction. Since the theme of the exhibition is "wave", I used the broken pieces of ceramic and glasses I picked up on the beach. Having been knocked by waves, those are nicely shaped and beautifully colored. Sakura-color pieces used in the work were taken from my previous work that had ended up broken. No matter what happens, sakura blooms gracefully in Spring. It is a symbol of revive. By uniting those ideas, I decided to make this work.
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