English is a diverse tongue, and is argued to have more words overall than any other language. But despite this, other cultures often create intriguing terms for which there are simply no English equivalents. Kintsukuroi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold, and the underlying understanding that a piece is even more beautiful for having been broken, is one such word.
Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! have interpreted this concept remarkably in their song, Kintsukuroi. They recently spent some time in the Collective Arts Black Box, where they stripped down the song and, appropriately, put it back together in a most beautiful fashion. Watch the session above.