Travel Japan – A Question Of Beauty?

08 Nov

In my November 3rd post, I wrote regarding my previous trips to Japan:

If this trip is like my others, I become heightened aesthetically. I can hardly walk down the street without exclaiming at the beauty in the most ordinary of objects – a leaf, a crack in the sidewalk.

Jb at Out Of My Mind And Onto The Page commented:

Why do you think that happens? Is there a big contrast from where you live? Or is it because you’re relaxed and can soak it all up?

It’s not a big contrast from where I live in Hawaii. I am surrounded by natural beauty.
I definitely get relaxed in Japan. That probably is a big factor.
I love design. The Japanese have excellent design judgment.
Look what they did with an ordinary napkin.


A packaged cold lunch:

I think the Japanese work with nature that they love so much and enhance it, like at Adachi Museum gardens:

By kate nev

I think, it’s like if you walk into an ordinary room vs. walking into a room that has been designed to draw your eye to the best features.

I came to these gardens one day when I was out of sorts and noticed I became tranquil by the time I left.

It makes me want to create more beauty or rather enhance what is there. I guess that means clean up my clutter, XD


Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Abundance, garden, Japan


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10 responses to “Travel Japan – A Question Of Beauty?

  1. Jackie B Central Texas

    November 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    We all would benefit by cleaning up our clutter, both mentally and physically… Serenity is desirable but so often unobtainable!

    Glad you found yours even if only for a short burst of time!

    jackie >_<

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

      Yes we would all benefit. I think serenity is always attainable as long as we are willing to let go of whatever is in the way of experiencing it. XD

  2. Cherylann

    November 9, 2010 at 6:11 am

    I am so envious! I would love to see those gardens in person. 😀

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      Yes Cherylann. They are even more beautiful in real life and they just sort of permeate you with tranquility.

  3. Angelia Sims Hardy

    November 10, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I’m like you, I can really appreciate design and composition. It’s simple beauty that is astounding. In real life, for me, I can appreciate it. I just can’t seem to creat it. HA.

    Lovely to see your serenity.

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

      That is the trick Angelia, isn’t it? Being able to create that beauty. I look at my gardens and think what can I do to make them more beautiful?

  4. Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    November 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Pretty cool that you get to go to a place that you love so much. I guess it doesn’t really matter why you love it now does it?

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

      You’re right. I don’t have to justify it, just love it and enjoy it. Thanks. XD

  5. Jen C.

    November 12, 2010 at 2:37 am

    I totally agree with you. The Japanese are very skilled at enhancing the aesthetics and the beauty of what nature offers. It’s really amazing how they do that 🙂

    • purplume

      November 16, 2010 at 10:37 am

      It is Jen. I want more beauty in my life. I think I will focus on making one little thing more beautiful each day. That probably means do housework. Maybe I could call it beautifying instead.


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