To transform beautifully, in concert with fleeting time.
Time's weathering grants character; age, elegance.
Conflicting elements of decay and rich magnificence intersect as
the deeply hidden essence seeps out with the passage of time.
The concept of beauty in imperfection and imbalance upon which
Japanese art is conceivedthe fine tea cups and columns of famous
tea rooms are faintly distorted in subtle ways,
their surfaces covered with elements of corrosion (sabi) instead of
being smooth like sheet glass.