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Wabi Sabi : Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

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'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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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 166 x 190 x 23mm | 286g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349421005
  • 9780349421001
  • 957

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I'm completely won over by the mix of wisdom and guide to practical self-reflection offered in this elegant interpretation of Wabi Sabi. * JapaneseLondon.com * A joyful read * Cynthia Young, Globe & Mail * I am obsessed (with this book) * The Tokyo Chapter * A beautiful book about Japanese culture * Books Kinokuniya Tokyo * Beth Kempton is one of the great foreign writers who truly understands wabi sabi. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for time and space in their life -- Daisuke Sanada, Japanese architect Beth explains [wabi sabi] better than any native may have done * Makiko Hastings, Japanese potter * '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 * Wonderful. So full of insights, and beautifully written * Liza Dalby, Author of Geisha * As summer comes to an end, there is no better idea than to curl up with a hot cuppa and this truly transformative read. * Sunday Times Style *
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About Beth Kempton

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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46 ratings
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4 17% (8)
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2 7% (3)
1 4% (2)
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