The Japanese tea ceremony is often expressed as “Wabi-Sabi”.
It is really hard to explain the word of “Wabi-Sabi” especially to foreign people.
Literally, “Wabi” means “Humble” or “Simple”. In other words, it means “Better Quality with Less Expensive”.
The word of “Imperfect” might be suitable to express it.
On the other hand, “Sabi” literally means “Deterioration in quality by time passage”.
The Japanese have one aspect to love “humbleness” and it is rare even in the world.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Japanese tea ceremony is the beauty of the style being created by purifying “humbleness” to the ultimate.
In a nutshell, “Wabi-Sabi” is “humbleness”.
It is a perfect simpleness which stripped down all the unneeded things.
The concept of “Wabi-Sabi” has things in common with antiques in the United Kingdom.
The philosophy of “Wabi-Sabi” is now highly praised overseas.
One good example is the case of Jack Dorcey (CEO of Square & Co-Founder of Twitter).
Dorcey cited the Japanese design philosophy of “Wabi-Sabi” as a model for his business, which he says balances the ideas of sleek modernism with rustic “zen-like chaos”.
Steve Jobs (Ex-Chairman & CEO of Apple) was also deeply committed to the philosophy of “Wabi-Sabi”.
If you would like to be a successful entrepreneur, you should definitely learn about Japanese “Wabi-Sabi” by putting the fact aside that Japan has less successful entrepreneurs!!!