urushi art - kintsugi - repairing smashed ceramics or glass with a compound and covering the repairs with gold or other precious metals. often, the final piece is more beautiful than before it was broken.
Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.
Kintsugi - "When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold