Month: June 2015

The Seven Artistic Princilpes of Tea, Zen, …Wabi and Sabi

With in the world of Tea there is a synthesis of artistic principles that are felt, observed, and recognized but are rarely talked about. They have become infused with the Japanese aesthetic to such a degree that they are almost

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The Three Great Obligations of Japanese Culture and ‘Moshi-iwake-gozaimasen’

One day, while sitting in class, my art history teacher Dr. Lennox Tierney instructed us in the three ‘Great Obligations’ (or “on”- giri) of Japan. Theses obligations could never be paid in full, but every citizen should continuously strive to

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