Saori – Japanese Aesthetic Philosophy

Wabi-Sabi is an aesthetic philosophy which originated in Japan. Kintsugi evolved from Buddhist teachings that use lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum to repair broken pottery. Deeply rooted in the mindset of Japanese people, both Wabi-Sabi and Kintsugi emphasizes the beauty found in imperfections, something that we often forget about. Although Misao Jo was not thinking about this philosophy while creating Saori, her technique certainly fits in that notion.