• Wabi Sabi

  • Learning the Ancient Japanese Art of Imperfection with Thoughtfulness and Peacefulness. Conceptual Art and Minimalism
  • By: Hinata Kobayashi
  • Narrated by: Lydell Storm
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, House & Home
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Would you like to be at peace with your imperfections and find happiness in the tranquility life has to offer? Then, wabi-sabi is for you!

With Japanese and Buddhist roots dating back hundreds of years, wabi-sabi is a world view that centers on the acceptance of the changeability and imperfections of life, of self, and of the world around us. Finding beauty in that imperfection and changeability has been the key to thoughtfulness, peace, and tranquility for many since its use has become more widespread. 

By embracing the unpredictable nature of life, many have been able to channel that acceptance into an artistic aesthetic, bringing beauty to the world in unexpected and imperfect forms.

In this book, you will learn about the origins and uses of wabi-sabi, find practical applications for the mental and aesthetic calm it has to offer, and discover ways to connect with others who share your views and philosophy on a simplified lifestyle.

Presented in logical order, this audiobook covers critical topics like:

  • Origins of wabi-sabi
  • Exceeding perfection
  • State of mind
  • Soul-nurturing
  • Design
  • Wabi-sabi art
  • And much more...

Don’t let yourself be tired and stressed or pressured to be perfect. Embrace the imperfection and the calm that life and nature have to offer you and start enjoying life the way you were intended to. 

Buy Wabi Sabi today!

©2019 Hinata Kobayashi (P)2020 Hinata Kobayashi

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terrible narration

sounds like he's reading collection of words, not sentences. can't tell where a sentence starts or ends. pronunciations are awful and keeps making mistakes. shame, as this is a book I've been looking forward to

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Just Okay

I really wanted to like this book, but I had several issues while listening.
The first was that there seemed to be some editing mistakes. Sometimes words or phrases would be repeated as if the narrator started a take, then did it again and the editor forgot to take out one of them.
The second was that I wasn't very fond of the directing. I can forgive the cadence of the speaker, but whoever coached the narrator on pronunciation of the japanese words really must have struggled, because they were said with such a strong American accent as to be almost unrecognizable.
My biggest issue was with the reptitiveness of the content. I feel like I could create a drinking game just out of the amount of times I heard "wabi sabi is made up of two words, wabi and sabi." There were a number of times I had to check I wasn't repeating a chapter, as they felt so similar in wording and content. I feel that the book could easily have been half the length it was and still gotten the same amount of information across.

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struggle

I did not like the narrator. The voice was too distracting so it was hard to get into the book.

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Great book with new insights

. I have heard just about every book on wabi-sabi but this book presents some additional insight that made me think of new ideas and viewpoints regarding the aesthetic philosophy.

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Beautiful concept Originally

I found this book in the children's section of my public library and fell in love. I have since bought copies for gifts and cry just looking at the cover.

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Beautiful and thoughtful

This is a real treasure for anyone's library of children's books... even without children around!...this is one of my best and favorite additions to my collection...

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Beautiful book with beautiful message

This is my introduction to Wabi-Sabi. It is a visually beautiful book with beautiful words that I will keep out and revisit often.

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Love the many layers in the book

Washi Sabi is a very unusual storybook. The illustration icons are different too to create curiosity in a child. I know my Grandson is going to love it. A beautiful book. Thanks

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Wonderful book!

A simple explanation of an elusive subject. This is a beautiful book, with a clever construct of a cat named Wabi Sabi on an adventure to gain an understanding of its name, in the process providing the hearer insight into this compelling world view philosophy.

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Delightful illustrations and unique way to explain

Delightful illustrations and unique way to explain a concept from a foreign culture that is difficult to translate with just words.

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  • Shawn S. Guay
  • 03-29-20

Great book

A great book that makes you think about our being, the decay of our material world, and our place in this world

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  • Latrice M. Gross
  • 03-29-20

Total Relaxation

Hear and relax, it will allow your higher consciousness to shine. I would love to recommend it!

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  • James C. Edick
  • 03-29-20

Brilliant sequel

A brilliant sequel to Wabi-sabi. If you have heard the first you must hear the second

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  • Peter D. Robertson
  • 03-29-20

Love the concept

Love the concept of wabi-sabi this is the second book I have bought on the subject.Thought-provoking and if you liked the first one you'll like this too

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  • Harry Hoffman
  • 03-19-20

Ideal Audiobook Useful and helpful

The author Andrew Juniper set himself a daunting task in his endeavour to explain a virtually inexplicable philosophy which has its origins steeped on oriental antiquity.