Simple Philosophy

We admire ten Japanese aesthetic principals:

Kanso: Eliminate clutter and express things in plain and simple ways
Fukinsei: Use asymmetry or irregularity to achieve balance
Shibui: Understate and don’t elaborate
Shizen: Depict naturalness with the absence of pretense and artificiality
Yugen: Use subtle and symbolic suggestion rather than obviousness
Datsuzoku: Transcend habit, formula, and conventionality
Seijaku: Achieve a state of tranquility and energized calm
Wa: Embody harmony and balance avoiding self-assertion
Ma: Provide an emptiness, spatial void, or silence to provide a focal point
Yohaku-no-bi: Appreciate the beauty of what is implied, unstated, and unexpressed


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