repairing with maki-e

Last month in the workshop I practiced repairing way using maki-e (蒔絵:lacquer painting ).
First I broke a small plate, then put it together again.

Normally I would finish it by drawing lacquer lines and spray gold powder on them. But this time I repaired it with maki-e.

Watching the joint lines for a while, I thought of painting a stick bug, though generally plants are painted such as bamboo or vines.
Maki-e nicely conseals the joint lines as if there were no seam !