Refer to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. Shibui objects appear to be simple overall but they include subtle details, such as textures, that balance simplicity with complexity. This balance of simplicity and complexity ensures that one does not tire of a shibui object but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that cause its aesthetic value to grow over the years.
Is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as gap, space, pause or the space between two structural parts. It is best described as a consciousness of place, not in the sense of an enclosed three dimensional entity, but rather the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of vision.
It is a contradictory concept about how an object should stand out in a space while at the same time blend in with its environment. It refers to something that produces an attractive aura yet it never disturbs its space.
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