Simplicity : Simplicity is associated with qualities such as austere, unadorned, and plain, as in the clean straight lines of the interior of a Japanese room.
   Implicitness : Implicitness refers to the intrinsic meaningfulness something must have it is to avoid being superficial, as in the Zen garden of Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto.
   Modesty : The shibui article does not asserts its presence, as in the modest dish that enhances a flower arrangement rather than detracting from it.
   Tranquility : Other words are serenity or calmness, feelings that are enhanced on the approach to a teahouse.
   Naturalness : The colors and materials in this room of a Takayama businessman's house are all natural.
   Rougness : Because shibui objects are natural they often have irregular textures as in this mud wall in the city of Nara.
   Normalcy : Shibui objects are far removed from sickness and abnormality; they must be strong and able to withstand daily use, as in this strong piece of woven cloth.
  Occasionally, all of the qualities described in these photographs come together in one object such as this Shino  sake  cup.
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