Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) is expressed in the delicate materialization (coming-to-life) of natural flora. Evanescence is of particular significance in Spring, as this process of materialization consists of brief evolutionary moments. Beginnings are suggestive, suggestive of what is to come.
Aware (哀れ) - an emotion felt in response to beauty, especially one of a subtle, ephemeral nature. Etymologically aware consists of two interjections, a and hare, both of which are used when one's heart is greatly moved. To convey sensitivity to the ephemerality of things, it is used in the expression Mono no aware (物の哀れ).
Seijaku (静寂) - Tranquility. The Spring season is characterized by a particularly gentle interplay of stimuli.
Shunkō (春光) - Spring sunlight.
Wakamidori (若緑) - young green plants, fresh green.
Tsuyu (露) - Dew - moisture condensed upon the surfaces of cool things, especially at night. A symbol of impermanence.
Harusame (春雨) - Spring Rain. A soft, steady, quiet drizzle.
Kagerō (陽炎) - Heat Shimmer. The warm sun of spring heats cold surfaces, producing a shimmering air.
Sakura (桜) - Cherry Blossoms. They scatter while at their peak, suggesting a combination of beauty and sadness.
Exploring Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) through seasonal nature photography. Motifs are available for purchase as matte prints framed in oak wood.
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