2003 - 2018

. . :. :: :.: ::.::: .:. .: : ::: .. :. .:..: :.. ::

LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


Lithuanian   Back

Logos 94

:. Lina Gotautė
       Lithuanian Culture Research institute




Reflections of aesthetic Chan buddhism ideals in Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi

The essence of wabi-sabi that emerged under the Chan buddhism tradition stemming from China has influenced the concept of aesthetics, which is an everyday feature of life in Japan. the purpose of this article is to distinguish the most characteristic features of this aesthetic form.It focuses on the main aspects of wabi-sabi in both everyday life and various fields of artistic expression in Japan.By analyzing fundamental texts of zen it seeks to uncover possibilities for this aesthetic tradition to solve problems of the relationship between a person and reality in the global world that is taking place today.


Key Words: traditional Japanese aesthetics, chan aesthetics, zen buddhism, zen aesthetics, wabi-sabi, pantheism.


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
Editor-in-Chief - Dalia Marija Stančienė, Deputy Editor-in-Chief - Gintautas Vyšniauskas, Copy Editors - Aldona Radžvilienė, John F.X. Knasas

Laisvės pr. 60, LT-05120 Vilnius, Lithuania, tel.: 370 5 2421963, fax: 370 5 2429454.
:. E-MAIL: