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Why bother creating a masterpiece if it’s going to disappear ?

Come On In!
The water’s…well, the water’s actually coffee. But it sure is nice and toasty in here.

Coffee-thumbs-up

Nice and warm I feel good in here!

The Philosophy Behind Ephemeral Art
Why bother creating a masterpiece if it’s going to disappear down someone’s throat? According to design philosopher Leonard Koren, ephemeral art has its roots in traditional Japanese aesthetics.

Two Japanese concepts — Wabi-Sabi centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection and mono-no-aware literally “the pathos of things”, and also translated as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”, is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life — hold that “many things are beautiful precisely because they are short lived.”

The pathos of things", and also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera", is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence.

The pathos of things”, and also translated as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”, is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence.

Kazuki creations incorporate those elements to perfection.

Speaking of Impermanence…
You could read this as a sad statement about the plight of the polar bear or you could gape in awe at Yamamoto’s magnificent attention to detail.

The polar bear melting

The polar bear melting away in a cup just like the icebergs in the Artic

Links to the Kaziki Yamamoto Story:

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