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Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

A timely guide to living an authentic and inspired life, using ancient concepts from Japanese culture translated for contemporary living

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ISBN 9780349421001
Barcode 9780349421001
Published 11 September 2018 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Kempton, Beth
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ISBN-13 9780349421001
ISBN-10 0349421005
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Piatkus Books
Publication Date 11 September 2018
International Publication Date 30 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kempton, Beth
Category Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Coping With Stress
Personal Appearance & Beauty Care
Home Furnishing & Decoration
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 166mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 283g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Conduct of life, Wabi, Sabi, Philosophy, Japanese
NBS Text House & Home
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 158.1
Catalogue Code 933292

Description of this Book

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi Sabi is a world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete'. This book reveals how this ancient concept from Japanese culture is more relevant than ever for modern life, be that at home, in the workplace, or out in the world. Whether you are seeking meaning beyond materialism, an escape from perfectionism, or a new way of approaching life's challenges, Wabi Sabi offers direction to people looking for ways of living better. Wabi Sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumer-driven world, which will inspire readers to slow down, reconnect with nature, be more gentle on themselves and appreciate the beauty in their perfectly imperfect life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Less stuff, more soul. Less hustle, more ease . . .' Beth Kempton tells it as it is, and how we need it to be. More than ever, we need books like this. * Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Beth Kempton has a Masters Degree in Japanese and has spent many years living and working in Japan, which she considers her second home. Over the years she has studied papermaking, flower arranging, pottery, noren-making, calligraphy, the tea ceremony, and weaving in Japan. Collectively these experiences have led to a deep love of the country and a rare understanding of cultural and linguistic nuances. She has been inhaling the magic and mystery of Japan - and been influenced by its philosophy and aesthetics - for over two decades. Beth is also an award-winning entrepreneur and self-help author, and co-founder of the online design magazine MOYO (which is Japanese for 'pattern'). She describes herself as a wanderer, an adventurer and a seeker of beauty. As Founder and CEO of Do What You Love, Beth has produced and delivered online courses and workshops that have helped thousands of people all over the world to discover their passion, explore their creativity and live a more inspired life. Named a 'Rising Star' by Spirit & Destiny Magazine, Beth was also nominated as Kindred Spirit Magazine Mind Body Spirit Blogger of the Year 2017. Her blog was recently named one of the Best Happiness Blogs on the Planet. She is the author of 'Freedom Seeker: Live more. Worry less. Do what you love. (Hay House, 2017). She previously trained in TV presenter skills at NTV in Tokyo, and many moons ago hosted her own TV show on Yamagata Cable Television in northern Japan. Beth has written about Japan and Oriental philosophy in various publications including Wanderlust, Yoga Magazine and Where Women Create. Beth is the mother of two small girls who fill her with joy every single day. www.bethkempton.com

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