Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional.

"if an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi."

- Richard R. Powell

"Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect."

All around,
no flowers in bloom
Nor maple leaves in glare
A solitary fisherman's hut
On the twilight shore
of this autumn eve.

translation by Toshihiko and Toyo Izutsu

this page and images are inspired by Leonard Koren's book "Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers (Stone Bridge Press, Berkely, California.

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