Today’s 日本語

わびさび wabi sabi

Wabi sabi represents the transient nature of beauty; a beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.

The aesthetic comes from the Buhddist Three Marks of Existence (三法印 sanbōin), impermanence, suffering and emptiness.

Many Japanese arts are in the wabi-sabi style. Pottery that is not quite symmetrical, The stark lines of ikebana flower arrangement and the rough rustic edges of a Japanese garden. Jack Dorsey the founder of Twitter is known to promote the philosophy of wabi-sabi design.

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