Beholding beauty in the unseen "Yuugen" is a Japanese word that is translated as “mysterious profundity” and refers to the profound awareness of the beauty of the universe that surpasses explanation with words. It is thus the beauty we can feel in an object or being even if it is not beautiful in the literal sense of the word. Its aesthetic values the power to evoke rather than state directly and finds subtlety and elusiveness as beauty in itself.

Emily Nabnian

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