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Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life Hardcover – 15 July 2020

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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)

Wonderful. So full of insights, and beautifully written (Liza Dalby, Author of Geisha)

'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)

Beth explains [wabi sabi] better than any native may have done (Makiko Hastings, Japanese potter)

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

A beautiful book about Japanese culture (Books Kinokuniya Tokyo)

I am obsessed (with this book) (The Tokyo Chapter)

A joyful read (Cynthia Young, Globe & Mail)

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)

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A guide to using the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and find happiness right where you are.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Piatkus; 1st edition (15 July 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0349421005
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0349421001
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 280 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.6 x 2.3 x 19 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom
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日々是好日 - Every day is a good day (Zen proverb)

Beth Kempton is a Japanologist and a bestselling self-help author and writer mentor, whose books have been translated into 24 languages. She has had a twenty-year love affair with Japan, and has made it her work to uncover life lessons and philosophical ideas buried in Japanese culture, words and ritual. Beth has two degrees in Japanese and has a rare understanding of Japanese cultural and linguistic nuances. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and Reiki Master, trained in the Japanese tradition in Tokyo.

Beth also has an incurable addiction to chocolate and Japanese stationery. She lives a slow-ish life near the sea in Devon, England, and is currently working on her fifth book, 'Kokoro: Japanese wisdom for a life well-lived', a follow up to her earlier bestseller 'Wabi Sabi'.

As a mentor, Beth offers support and inspiration to writers and dreamers, teaching how words and ideas can heal, inspire, uplift, connect, and help us make the most of our time in this beautiful world. She is also founder of Do What You Love, a company which produces and delivers inspiring online courses for living well, with over 100,000 alumni and a community of 250,000 people worldwide.

Beth is the mother of two small girls who fill her with joy every single day.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Wrongly priced! See the image
By leena munot on 15 September 2019
Book is a good read. But price is wrongly put.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched book on Wabi Sabi: its practicability and presence in different realms of life.
By Bonnie N. on 28 June 2021
Beth Kempton has well researched the Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi, drawing on her experience in Japan and through the study of the concept: its origin and history. If a reader feels a need for assurance of evidence, the book provides a bibliography and footnotes.

‘Wabi’ and ‘Sabi’, as the author says, are distinct terms but joined to form a new beautiful meaning. Wabi has to do mainly with simplicity and detachment with excess material needs, while Sabi with a passage of time, decay, impermanence and fleeting moments of anything. She says in Japan nobody speaks of Wabi-Sabi as a subject or philosophy, but innately found in the Japanese way of life, doing things and other realms. It seems it is impossible to articulate the concept but could only be experienced and felt. Every chapter is replete with her encounter with Wabi-Sabi in Japan: her interaction with Japanese people underlines this experience. In general, Wabi-Sabi as I understood through the book is an appreciation of the beauty of simplicity, imperfection and impermanence of everything.Her introduction begins with a basic definition of Wabi-Sabi, its origin and its history.

The second chapter unfolds Wabi-Sabi inspired art and interior decoration in Japan. They reflect colours that are subtle or simple, related to nature, to stress on impermanence , and some spaces are left blank or undecorated to signify incompleteness/imperfection

In the chapter three, she highlights the importance of nature in Wabi-Sabi. Changing seasons and the decay or bloom of plants and flowers are key indicators of impermanence, in other words, Wabi-Sabi in nature. The author encourages human lives to be more connected with nature.

The remaining chapters put forth different facets of life - situations, relationships, career - in connection with Wabi-Sabi. For instance, failure is discussed as a situation that is not permanent and reflects that we can never be perfect, chase for perfection is an elusive exercise. Likewise, we may use the Wabi-Sabi lens in career journeys and relationships to live well. All these chapters have on how to apply or exercise Wabi-Sabi in our lives.

Fascinating is the last chapter as it addresses what is perfect and that what should we do if everything imperfect. The perfect, as the book says, is the fleeting moments in life, for eg. anticipation of loved ones at the airport. So far as the latter one is concerned, she says, we must indeed have plans and career goals but never anticipate a perfect result.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended book
By VK on 1 December 2020
Super good quality book, arrived clean, in good packaging, no bent corners or funny smells. Hardcover with clean printing.
The book itself was a great read, already recommended to many of my friends - end the year right with a dose of Wabi Sabi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beth’s book is beautifully written, inspiring and quietly transformative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This books is a treasure. It makes you appreciate the beauty in the ebbs & flows of everyday life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, calming and just the tonic to our over busy, electronic lives !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, calming and just the tonic to our over busy, electronic lives !
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 September 2018
I absolutely loved this book!! Wabi Sabi is something I intrinsically understood in my soul, without knowing a word for it. I found it enlightening and calming. It’s beautifully written with knowledge, insight and true respect for the amazing culture. The perfect size to just pop in your bag and is just a think of beauty for your shelf too!! I’ve ordered several copies to gift to friends who I know will really love and benefit from owning this book. I can’t recomend it enough for you and then as a gift for a friend.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rather silly
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