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4 Japanese Concepts That Inspire Our Daily Lives

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"Mottainai"

Mottainai (Too good to waste) is an ancient Buddhist term that translates into having respect for the resources available and to use them with a sense of gratitude.

The respect practice stems from the Shinto belief that objects have souls and therefore should ...

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"Mono no aware"

Mono no aware (The pathos of things) describes having empathy towards things and their imminent passing, accompanied with a gentle, sadness that their disappearance is the reality of life.

It allows us to notice the ephemeral beauty of time and to realize that we ...

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"Shibui"

Shibui (Perfected simplicity and sophistication) is used to describe an aesthetic principle that values simplicity and the subtle beauty of minimalism.

The seven essential factors of shibui are simplicity, implicitness, modesty, silence, naturalness, everyday...

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"Wabi-sabi"

Wabi-sabi (The beauty of imperfection) is a Japanese aesthetic and worldview accepting transience and imperfection, embracing a beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Derived from Buddhist teachings, its central teachings are around asymmetry, ...

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