History of Japanese aesthetics: Mono no aware, mujo, wabi-sabi and iki

Japanese aesthetics are known for its simple and minimalist design details and unique appreciation of natural beauty. There have been a couple of decisive moments in history that helped cement those qualities. “History of Japanese Aesthetics” reviews social backdrops of 1) Heian, 2) Kamakura, 3) Muromachi and 4) Edo period and discuss how they influenced the formation and crystallization of Japanese aesthetics.

History of Japanese aesthetics 3: Muromachi and wabi-sabi

Tea ceremony and chashitsu: the ultimate example of Zen design