Wabi-sabi: very difficult.
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“Kinkaku-ji: not wabi-sabi. Ginkaku-ji: wabi-sabi.” -Wise Japanese man
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Nowhere is the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi more evident than in Kyoto.
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I formed an expectation that Tokyo would be a strange place before arriving, but was surprised by something I found truly weird: in one of the largest, most densely-populated metropolises in the world there are no trashcans, and no trash.
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There are many reasons Shimokitazawa is the coolest neighbourhood in the world, but foremost is not having to lock your bike.
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A brief vacation from my travels.
Read the Post Kinosaki Onsen
Water is round in a round receptacle, and square in a square one.
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Destruction of life in war is tragic; destruction of culture is a calamity.
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Few words capture the character of Tokyo better than ‘contrast’.
Read the Post Senso-ji