Beauty in imperfection...

“Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death…”

I found the most wonderful explanation of wabi-sabi — what it is, and what it is not — on this site.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

7 thoughts on “Wabi-Sabi”

  1. Nancy, the moment I saw this on FB I immediately clicked it. I wrote about Wabi-Sabi about 2 years ago. How wonderful to have this great reminder. I’ll go check out the website you found!

  2. Hi Nancy – had never heard of Wabi Sabi – at first thought it was the mouth blistering Japanese horseradish. Instead it is the zen of seeing things just as they are, warts and all. Must remember this – and your image captures it very, very well


  3. The first book I ever read about Japanese gardens – spoke about the master gardener getting the garden just so. Then before the guests arrive, shaking a branch of Japanese maple, to bring down a few leaves. That – is perfection. And also your wabi-sabi?

  4. Wabi-Sabi really appeals to me Nancy~I love finding little rusted bits to place on the table….Now if I could make myself edit just a bit! gail

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