Japanese idioms

Mono no aware

Elated feeling of the ephemeral nature of beauty.

Literally “feelings of things”, the happiness knowing the impermanence of life, the temporality of each instant, the appreciation of beauty with a gentle sadness at their passing.

Those moments that we experience consciously acknowledging their exceptionality and ephemerality.

TechniqueWatercolors Winsor&Newton and Black Indian ink
Format26x19 cm 300gsm Watercolor paper