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On Wabi-Sabi Weekends, I post excerpts from my book, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House.
“A fire is made, water is boiled and tea is served; this is all that is needed here. No other worldly considerations are to intrude.” – Sen no Rikyu
Wabi-sabi’s roots lie in Zen Buddhism, brought from China to Japan by 12th-century traveling monk Esai, who also picked up a few tea seeds while he was there. Zen, with its principles of “vast … Continue reading