Emerging from the traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-Sabi is a focal point of view on the acceptance of imperfections and impermanence. XV. In the 19th century, it emerged as a reaction to ornaments and rich materials. Featured features include asymmetry, simplicity, modesty, sincerity and natural objects.
If you have an idiom outlining the traditional aesthetic sensitivity of Japanese, it can also be Wabi-Sabi. The wabi-sabi, a combination of overlapping definitions and two ancient words, is the Buddhist view of the reality of existence. Both life and art are not because they are perfect and eternal, but because they are imperfect and temporary. The Mahayana Buddhist life was born as a transient life concept, marked as bitter and ultimately empty. Wabi-Sabi added the sensibility, simplicity and taste of the Japanese to natural processes and materials. The aesthetic ideals of the Classical West; beauty, perfection, symmetry. Wabi-sabi is robust and realistic. Nothing is continuous, nothing is perfect. To accept these difficult facts is to open the door to the realistic appreciation of a deeper beauty.
In fact, Wabi described the loneliness of life in nature far from society; Sabi meant a flower that opened, lean or withered. But XIV. In the 19th century, two words began to receive more positive meanings. Wabi emphasized more positive aspects of living alone in nature. It was quiet, rustic simplicity. On the other hand Sabu, beauty in old age, worn character, peace can come over time, it turned into the inevitable wear and patina began to reach the turn to experience the beauty of the scars finding. Members of the community in Kyoto foresaw that enlightenment is considered as a positive step towards this reality. At the same time, known as Wabi-Sabi simple, elegant craftsmanship of Japanese high culture gave birth to Chinese art and culture came as a reaction to exaggerated perfection. Thus, Japan claimed a distinctive aesthetic.
In Japan, the symptoms and effects of Wabi-Sabi manifested themselves everywhere. In the worn-out wood of the temples of Kyoto; in the Japanese gardens that cover the mossy ground of the leaves and on the faces of the elderly who have undergone a remarkable change throughout the century.
Today, Wabi-Sabi is discussed at design conferences, art galleries, symposia, home decoration magazines. The clean, smooth lines of modern design and architecture are the opposite of Wabi-Sabi’s irregular, asymmetric and always curved lines. The technological luster and visual clarity of the modern are not something like the naturalness and ambiguity of Wabi-Sabi. In Japan, as in other cultures, the rise of technological excellence led to a comparative assessment of natural materials and organic processes. As the awareness of the limitations of the world increased, it gained a renewed appreciation in an understanding such as -Wabi-Sabi. XXI. century was part of Japanese culture.