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Wabi Sabi

Japan wabi sabi
Wabi Sabi Vertical Wall Scroll

侘寂 is Wabi-Sabi, the aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Japanese jaku;seki / じゃく;せき    sabi / さび
Wabi Sabi Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese silent; solitary; Taiwan pr. [ji2]
Japanese (1) (entering into) nirvana; (suffix noun) (2) used after a date to indicate the death of a monk at that time; (adj-t,adv-to) (3) (usu. せき) silent; tranquil; (1) patina; antique look; (2) elegant simplicity; (3) well-trained voice; (female given name) Yoshika; (given name) Jaku
praśama; vivikta; śānti. Still, silent, quiet, solitary, calm, tranquil, nirvāṇa; to become quiet

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Japanese shibo;sabi / しぼ;さび
Chinese to wrinkle; wrinkled; to crease
Japanese (1) (See 烏帽子) bumpy texture of a material (esp. woven fabric); (2) creases in an eboshi hat

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Mandarin qiāng / qiang1
Taiwan ch`iang / chiang
Japanese sabi / さび
Chinese the color of a mineral
Japanese rust


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Japanese sabi / さび Japanese (1) hook (high point of a song); (2) (abbreviation) (at a sushi shop) wasabi


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Japanese sabi / サビ Japanese hook (high point of a song); (personal name) Sabi


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Japanese sabi / さび Japanese rust


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Japanese wabitosabi / わびとさび Japanese (expression) taste for the simple and quiet; wabi and sabi


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Japanese sabi;sabi / サビ;さび Japanese (1) hook (high point of a song); (2) (さび only) (abbreviation) (See 山葵) (at a sushi shop) wasabi


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Japanese sabi / さび Japanese rust

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