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I really wanted to like this book but it was repetitious - to the point I gave up. Yes, I appreciate Wabi Sabi may be intrinsic or endemic to the Japanese, a way of life, a philosophy and perhaps even esoteric. I got the impression perhaps the author herself didn't really understand so couldn't clearly convey it's meaning, adoption or adaptation.
Beth Kempton has captured Japan in these pages and describes the philosophy of Wabi Sabi to a deeper level, previously unknown to many in the Western world. Thank you so much for delivering this gift to us Beth. Your book is a delightful excursion you can take from your armchair whilst sipping a cup of green tea!