aesthetics

List of aesthetic principles (originating from Japanese culture and its older Asian roots).

enso

  • truth
  • absolute
  • circle
  • continuity
  • ongoing
  • becoming
  • incomplete

miyabi

  • elegance
  • refinement
  • sophistication
  • courtliness
  • measured

fukinsei

  • asymmetry
  • irregularity

kanso

  • simplicity
  • minimal
  • straightforward

koko

  • basic
  • weathered
  • used
  • affected
  • endured

shizen

  • natural
  • humble
  • unselfconscious
  • without pretense
  • ephemeral
  • impermanent

yugen

  • mystical
  • subtly profound grace
  • not obvious
  • surprising
  • obscure

datsuzoku

  • unbounded by convention
  • unconventional
  • originality
  • free
  • spontaneity
  • infinite
  • limitless

seijaku

  • tranquility
  • stillness
  • silence

jo-ha-kyu

  • modulation and movement
  • beginning, break, rapid
  • a tempo that begins slowly, accelerates, and then ends swiftly

geido

  • appreciation of the process of creation
  • discipline in training
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