• 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
  • Categories: Home & Garden, House & Home
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (47 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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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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Breathtaking.Lovely illustrations.

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A perfect gift

I have bought at least 10 of these beautifully written, beautifully illustrated books over the years to give as special gifts - mainly to adults. They have always been well received.

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Awesome listen audiobook

Absolutely loved this book. I wish with all my heart I could afford to go to Japan. This, as with so much of Japanese culture is as rich as it is fascinating.

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  • Harley Farley
  • 03-23-20

An extraordinarily wonderful audiobook

Beautifully read, elegantly constructed, memorable, and so full of “wow” moments that I had to keep pausing to think about things and write them down. I urge everyone to read (listen) to this book, it WILL change your life!

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  • James Riley
  • 03-23-20

Such a beautiful and helpful audiobook

Thank you Beth for making the audiobook version if Wabi Sabi . I have just finished my first listen and I’m now on my second. I plan to answer the questions at the end of each chapter. The book contains clear and simple instructions for living a wonderful life but in no way does it make you feel not good enough or does it put you under pressure . Self help at it’s best .

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  • Paul Gandy
  • 03-23-20

I love this little audio book

I love this little audio book. It is a great little listen and offers loving thoughtful ways to be in a relationship. I recommend this audio book for everyone!

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  • Kenneth Barry
  • 03-23-20

Wow amazing listen audiobook

Hinata Kobayashi, the writer with the most beautiful, calming voice. This book needs to be listened to. You will love it and notice how to catch the moments of your life, how to slow down to be able to see and hear.

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  • Brian Caldwell
  • 03-23-20

Best audible book of this tropic

I already was familiar with Wabi Sabi so what I appreciated about this audio book was that it provided a deeper understanding of all aspects of the history, evolution and philosophy.

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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