#Repost from our co-founder and author @bethkempton! ・・・
*NEWS* I am so grateful to be writing my next book based on all the life lessons I have learned during my twenty year love affair with Japan ‘WABI SABI: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life’ will be published by Piatkus (Little, Brown) on August 30, with a foreword by Hidetoshi Nakata. This small hardback book will make a gorgeous gift for a friend, or for yourself! This book is very close to my heart and I cannot wait to share it with you.
WABI SABI offers a whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in Zen and the Way of Tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism. From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, Wabi Sabi will teach you find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.
The powerful secret of wabi sabi lies in seeing the world not with the logical mind, but through the feeling heart. It’s about acceptance and letting go. It’s an invitation to relax into the beauty of your life in any given moment, and to strip away all that is unnecessary to discover what lies within.
It is now available to pre-order, and to celebrate I am running a very special giveaway. The prize is a beautiful box of Japanese goodies handpicked by me. Go to the link in my profile for details and pre-order by April 30 to enter!
PS huge thanks to my agent @littlehardman and her team at @hardmanswainson who have already sold the translation rights in eleven languages!
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