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Eger, Hungary 31 March 2014

Eger, Hungary 31 March 2014

Eger, Hungary 25 July 2012

Eger, Hungary 25 July 2012

Spring cleaning. Eger, Hungary 20 March 2014

Spring cleaning. Eger, Hungary 20 March 2014

Eger, Hungary 9 March 2014

Eger, Hungary 9 March 2014

My pocketables: Cosina CX-2, Minox 35 GT and Sigma DP1x

My pocketables: Cosina CX-2, Minox 35 GT and Sigma DP1x

Wabi-sabi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wabi-sabi (?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.[1] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering ( ku?) and emptiness or absence of self-nature ( ?).

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

"Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of traditional Japanese beauty and it occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West”.[1] “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.”[2] “[Wabi-sabi] nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”[3]

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