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Wabi Sabi, Mono no Aware, and Ma: Tracing Traditional Japanese Aesthetics through Japanese History

  title={Wabi Sabi, Mono no Aware, and Ma: Tracing Traditional Japanese Aesthetics through Japanese History},
  author={Lauren Prusinski},
Introduction Japanese cultural standards and definitions of beauty have been nurtured over many generations. Starting in the Heian era, Japan revitalized its focus on the natural world, embracing its unpredictable fluctuations and adopting a sensitivity to and appreciation for nature. The Japanese developed a distinct sense of aesthetics, including wabi sabi, mono no aware, and ma, to guide their feelings in regard to nature and its influence in their art and culture. Each of these aesthetics… 

Wabi-Sabi and Aesthetic of Love in Lang Leav’s Love and Misadventure

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Designing dolls according to Youkai stories and Shinto beliefs in Eastern culture

Contrary to the contemporary views on the function and complex mastery skills of an object, the Eastern world puts more emphasis on the value of the object is in its inner spirit. This view is based

The art of second wave positive psychology: Harnessing Zen aesthetics to explore the dialectics of flourishing

In recent years, a “second wave” of positive psychology has been emerging, characterised, above all, by an awareness and appreciation of the dialectical nature of flourishing. This paper offers a

Thirteen Figurings: Reflections on Termites, From Below

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Zen and the Art of Living Mindfully: The Health-Enhancing Potential of Zen Aesthetics

It is made the case that embodying these principles in their lives can help people enhance their psychosomatic well-being, and come to a truer understanding of the essence of mindful living.

Bounded Rationality in the Japanese Cinema : Director Miwa Nishikawa ’ s Yureru revisits the “ Rash ō mon Effect ”

Introduction This article discusses how the question of bounded rationality is exploited in the Japanese cinema, by means of an analysis of two films: (i) Rashōmon, a 1950 production directed by

Towards a positive cross-cultural lexicography: Enriching our emotional landscape through 216 ‘untranslatable’ words pertaining to well-being

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This paper investigates how Wabi-Sabi principles could be applied to the user experience of digital products, specifically business software and further highlights a methodological approach that has proved valuable in investigating two initially contrary themes.

The value of ambivalent emotions: a cross-cultural lexical analysis

Although wellbeing tends to be associated with positive affect, theorists have suggested it might also involve more ambivalent emotions. Scholars have further argued that although such emotions are

Japanese General Public Highly Fascinated by Hercules Beetles , Dynastes hercules ( L INNAEUS , 1758 ) , of the Exotic Dynastine Beetles

It appears that a high popularity of a small number of exotic dynastine species is due to stimulation of dynastines species with such morphological characteristics toward the Japanese special aesthetic sense and their high circulation in Japanese society.