Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic concept that values simplicity, imperfection, and the beauty of the natural and the aged. It is a worldview that embraces the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. Wabi-sabi is often associated with the tea ceremony, in which a simple bowl and a simple tea are appreciated for their simplicity and imperfection.
Wabi-sabi is about finding beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent, and the incomplete. It is about accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay, and finding a sense of tranquility in the impermanence of things. In a broader sense, it is about finding beauty in the everyday, and in the simple things in life.
Wabi-sabi is not only an aesthetic concept but also a philosophy of life. It is about accepting the impermanence of life and finding joy in the present moment. It teaches us to be content with what we have and appreciate the beauty in the simple things around us, rather than always striving for more.
- Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Beth Kempton
- Wabi Sabi: The Wisdom in Imperfection by Nobuo Suzuki