Wabi Sabi is a way of seeing the world that is at the heart of Japanese culture. It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. It can be a little dark, but it is also warm and comfortable. It may best be understood as a feeling rather than as an idea.
This explanation of the concept of wabi sabi is prelude to a story both unique and special. Presented in a novel vertical format, Wabi Sabi stands out in many ways from the average picture book. Read the rest of this entry »