‘Mono no Aware’ and Japanese Beauty

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‘Mono no Aware’ and Japanese Beauty

It's one of the key concepts in Japanese aesthetics and literature, but ‘mono no aware’ (literally, ‘the pathos of things’) is something that's best experienced rather than explained. Nurture your appreciation of the ephemeral at the Suntory Museum of Art's spring exhibition, which revolves around the motifs of kacho fugetsu (flowers, birds, wind and moon) and setsugekka (sun, moon and flowers).

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