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Wabi-sabi. Part I
Aestheticqualities, reflected inwabi-sabi, come fromBuddhistideals ofthe Middle Ages(the spread of Buddhismin Japanintroduced the concept ofwabi-sabiin thecultural sphere).
There are two Japanese aesthetic concepts: wabi and sabi.
Wabi stems from the root "wa", which means harmony, peace and balance. The word originally referred to the loneliness of living in nature, remote from society. The notion was developed. It is about enjoying the quietness and simplicity. 3 basic Wabi: simplicity, modesty, purity.
The term Sabi first appeared in the writings of literary critics, used to define a new poetic beauty “to be found in the autumn dusk, in withered fields, or in the sight of drab brown birds winging across a marsh at twilight”. 3 basic Sabi: archaism, tarnish, naturalness.
The Japanesehavean abstract, contemplativeattitude toward life. They appreciatethe stricttype of beauty. Therefore,authenticity andnaturalness are the keys to the wabi-sabi design. Artificial can notmean perfect.