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Firgun (פירגון) – Firgun is a Hebrew term and concept in Israeli culture used to describe genuine and sincere happiness for another person without any…
A fun, lively place with an inviting vibe that makes you want to be there.
Datsuzoku (脱俗) - Freedom from habit or formula. Escape from daily routine or the ordinary. Unworldly. Transcending the conventional. This principle…
Yūgen (幽玄) - Profundity or suggestion rather than revelation. A Japanese garden, for example, can be said to be a collection of subtleties and symbolic…
Shibui (渋い) (adjective), shibumi (渋み) (noun), or shibusa (渋さ) (noun) are Japanese words which refer to a particular aesthetic or beauty of simple…
Shizen (自然) Naturalness. An absence of pretense or artificiality, full creative intent unforced. Ironically, the spontaneous nature of the Japanese…
Seijaku (静寂) Tranquility or an energized calm (quiet), stillness, solitude. This is related to the feeling you may have when in a Japanese garden. The…
Fukinsei (不均整) Asymmetry or irregularity. The idea of controlling balance in a composition via irregularity and asymmetry is a central tenet of the Zen…
Kanso (簡素) means simplicity or the elimination of clutter. The best things are expressed in a plain, simple, natural manner. Nothing extraneous, nothing…
Omotenashi is the very Japanese concept of selfless hospitality. The concept goes beyond ‘the customer is always right’, instead it is more an…
The concepts of sente and gote are important in higher-level Go strategy. A player whose moves compel the opponent to respond in a local position is…