Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE

'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast

A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.

Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism.

Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters.

From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.

This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.

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    Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life Reviews

  • Henk

    A book less about a Japanese design or art style than on a way of living. The four concepts of Japanese style, from gaudy flashy to subdued earth colour palette like (where I am somewhere between Hade...

  • Laurence Green

    Well researched but the quality of the writing feels cluttered and confused at times. Is this an academic style treatment or a self help book tinged with Japanese philosophy, or something in-between? ...

  • Laura

    An interesting way of looking at life but I feel some bits kinda dragged on where it wasn't needed. I also wasn't sure if this book was meant to be a self help kinda book or something else entirely? S...

  • Zainab Alqassab

    Wabi Sabi is the philosophy of wasting my time. ...

  • Karen Mace

    This is a book that seduced me with the cover and has inspired me with the contents!!I found this to be a little gem of a book full of wonderful little anecdotes and genuinely useful hints and advice ...

  • Clemy-chan

    At the risk of sounding harsh and unfair, I am giving this book a lukewarm 2 stars... The core philosophy of the book is interesting, and I enjoyed the author's Japanese pronunciation very much (yes r...

  • Jitna Bhagani

    Beth's wonderful book Wabi Sabi allows you to invite some authentic Japanese pearls of wisdom into your life without having to shell out for the airfare. Wabi Sabi is well-researched and insightful, f...

  • SheAintGotNoShoes

    Lovely little book on bringing more peace, less stress, more calm, more joy, less clutter, etc into one's life.I loved it !...

  • High Plains Library District

    Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton is a self-help book that tries to explain how a Japanese philosophy can help people look at their own lives from a different perspective. Kempton spends the first half of the...

  • miki

    Wabi sabi is a feeling, not a style. Wabisabi -styled-home does not make sense to me.I agree with the idea that everyone is capable of feeling wabisabi, but wabisabi I feel is mostly in the context of...