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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kenshō (見性) Seeing (ken) one’s nature or essence (shō); perceiving one’s Buddha nature; sometimes interpreted as an initial or brief awakening. Japanese awareness growth
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work Japanese event physical work
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty