Above all, Kintsugi is a community.
In 2015, we, a group of female wellness experts, banded together to found Kintsugi, inspired by the Japanese philosophy of kintsugi. Literally translating to “golden repair”, kintsugi is a traditional art form that dates back to the 15th century. Legend has it that kintsugi was born when the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged tea bowl for repairs. When it was returned, the bowl was held together with unsightly metal staples. Displeased with the appearance, Japanese craftsmen sought to find a more pleasing method of repair and instead bound the pieces back together with gold, intentionally highlighting the bowl’s cracks. For us, kintsugi has become more than a craft: its values are the same ones Kintsugi is built upon. We believe that embracing imperfections allows for even more strength, beauty, and resilience.