8 Standards of Japan Beauty!

8 Standards of Japan Beauty!

What do you consider beautiful? Japanese have a particular sense for considering beautiful and are really committed to the set of standards. The Aesthetic sense of Japan lies on its emotional way of thinking which is why it might be difficult to be understood by foreign people. In terms of outer appearance, Japanese find people with big eyes, blond hair and a slim body beautiful. There is although a peculiar Japanese beauty. Also, there is also a peculiar Japanese beauty to things, space and in doing things. Because of this, the things that are beautiful in Japan, why they are felt beautiful and the way of thinking behind it will be introduced in this article.



 

8 Standards of Japan Beauty!

 

1. Simple

Japanese find simple things beautiful. Simple things, simple clothes, simple room, simple way of life etcetera. In Japanese beauty, simplicity can never be replaced. Deception will not work with anything that is simple for real beauty can be felt in simplicity. The ideal description of simplicity is “Anything that wastes nothing” and it is not dull nor boring. There came a time in Japan when the phrase “Simple is best” became very famous. The very famous founder of Apple Steve Jobs himself once admitted that Japan`s traditional culture “Zen” strongly influenced him and that iphones and ipads were created with simple thinking. The brand “Muji” of Japan which means “no mark” has now opened stores in about 25 countries around the world and the secret to its success is its simple and yet functional products.

 

2. Unification

Japanese consider things that are unified to be beautiful. These are things that are uniform and things lined up in uniform interval . Things arranged in order are considered beautiful in Japan and not those where each part appeal for themselves. Furniture of unified colors and materials are lined rooms are very nice. Looking at the beautiful unified European impress the Japanese people.

 

3. Teamwork & Friendship

Japanese people think that teamwork and the sense of unity is very beautiful. Instead of trying to hit each other as foes, joining forces with one another and accomplishing things is considered very beautiful in Japan. The mutual respect for each other is considered important. The friendship that blossoms from that respect is also beautiful. The trust created between two people who are not families nor lovers with no blood ties is considered very beautiful too. Not only the happy moments but also the sad moments shared by friends are considered to be things which money cannot buy. Some Japanese give more importance to their friends than families nor their loved ones and because of it, most spend their birthdays together with friends.

 

4. Keeping a Promise and Being on Time

Keeping a promise and being on time is beautiful for the Japanese. In Japan, it is but common and natural for the public transportations to operate according to how they were scheduled. In Japan, a person who is not on time is usually considered to be disorganize in other things too and is usually not trusted. If due to unavoidable circumstances one can`t help but be late on a scheduled appointment, tht person has to call prior to the scheduled time to inform the current condition and to ask for consideration.

 

5. Good Manners and Following Rules

Manner varies depending on the different cultures of different countries. However, showing good manners and following rules is considered beautiful in Japan. In Japan, strictness is applied ot those who can not mind their manners or follow rules and they are often considered to have no common sense. They are also considered to be unmindful of others and are usually disliked. Give and take is usually considered important in Japan. Being cooperative and as the saying goes, “When in Rome, doas the Romans do” is very important. Not throwing garbage on the roadside, falling in line when entering the train or the elevator, waiting for your turn when getting in after the people inside got off, showing respect to the competing countries` athletes during sports competitions are only some of the things foreigners admire about the Japanese and these re of course considere Japanese beauty as well.

 

6. Humility

Japanese consider a humble person as someone who is beautiful from within. Women are especially considered to be beautiful from within. Depending on the expression that came out from the inside, the attractiveness of a woman would increase or decrease. Elegant way of doing things are most especially considere beautiful in Japan. Abroad, Japanese humility sometimes go beyond that they are sometimes fooled and abused but in Japan, the more humble a person is, the more calm the person is, the more respectable he or she is considered. Being humble is usually being at the back of a person or not sitting down and offering a chair to someone else.

 

7. Fragility

Fragilility is beautiful to the Japanese. Now, why are the Japanese fond of or why do they find things that are fragile beautiful? The Sakura flower (cherry blossom), soap bubbles and fireworks and things like this which falls gracefully are considered beautiful in Japan. It has a short life that is why it is doing its best to survive and that is considered beautiful.

 

8. Wabisabi

Japanese beauty is a culture and Wabisabi is considered an expression of disconsolation and loneliness. It is really difficult to explain but the Japanese however find beauty in disconsolation and loneliness. Behind negativity is acceptance of the rusting deterioration and after that, an abundant change can be felt. (The simple beauty factor from aging) has a positivity in it.

 

Conclusion

So there you have it. I`m sure that if there were things that surprised you, there were also things that you liked. Japanese beauty is also a Japanese culture. If ever you`ll get a chance to come to Japan and connect to people, be sure to make the information from this article useful and helpful.

 

8 Standards of Japan Beauty!

1. Simple
2. Unification
3. Teamwork & Friendship
4. Keeping a Promise and Being on Time
5. Good Manners and Following Rules
6. Humility
7. Fragility
8. Wabisabi