Lifestyle

Kaizen: Japanese 1 Minute Technique For Self-Improvement

Today I am talking about the best Japanese method and technique that will enhance your personal growth. What Does Kaizen means? Kaizen is the Sino-Japanese word for “improvement“. For the unversed, ‘Kai‘ means change and ‘Zen‘ stands for wisdom. The Japanese word kaizen means “change for better” in Japanese dictionaries and in regular use, without …

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Kintsugi: The art of beautiful repair with gold

What does Kintsugi mean? Kintsugi– the art of gold, is an ancient technique, discovered in Japan in the fifteenth century, invites us to restore a damaged object by enhancing its scars with real gold powder, rather than covering them. The word Kintsugi comes from the Japanese Kin (gold) and Tsugi (join) and thus means literally: join with gold. Kintsugi art is called Kintsukuroi, which means ‘mending with gold.’ Where Does Kintsugi Come From? Although the origins of Kintsugi are not clear, historians think it dates back to the late 15th century. The art started when Japanese shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a broken “chawan” — or tea bowl — back to China for repair,  …

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Wabi-Sabi Lifestyle: The Perfectly Imperfect Way To Embrace The Imperfection

What is Wabi-Sabi? According to Wikipedia, Wabi-Sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence impermanence, suffering, and emptiness or absence of self-nature. According to Richard Powell, the famous author of the Wabi-Wabi book “Wabi-Sabi Simple”, …

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