Vocabulary of Japan Aesthetics

07-01-2019

Japan aesthetics is immence source of inspiration for a modern jazz performer or artist, which can extend its toolset with vocabulary of ancient terms, describing Art of Beauty.

  • wabi - transient and stark beauty, understated elegance
  • wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, based on:
    • fukinsei (不均斉) - asymmetry, irregularity
    • kanso (簡素) - simplicity
    • koko (考古) - basic, weathered
    • shizen (自然) - without pretense, natural
    • yugen (幽玄) - subtly profound grace, not obvious
    • datsuzoku (脱俗) - unbounded by convention, free
    • seijaku (静寂) - tranquility, silence
  • ma - a profound space or void from which the next note is 'born' or arises
  • ura-byōshi - the silences in music that are alluded to by musical notes
  • mono no aware - “the sadness of things”
  • yugen - profound, remote, mysterious
  • miyabi (雅) - highest grace, elegance, refinement, courtliness
  • shibui (渋い) - beauty of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty

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