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Lecture "Basics of Japanese Aesthetics — Sabi"

Our dear users and friends,

We remind you that at the Russian State Library a series of events has been organized to make you plunge into the fabulous world of culture of the peoples of Asia and Africa.

Thus, June 8th, 2023 the RSL Centre of Oriental Literature held lecture "Basics of Japanese Aesthetics — Sabi". The fourth lecture of the cycle by Natalia Diomkina, orientalist and expert in Japanese studies, graduate of the Institute of Asia and Africa States of Moscow State University and author of the @Japaniste_hedoniste Telegram channel, was devoted to the manifestation of the Zen Buddhism idea of “desolate beauty and ever-lonely sadness” in Japanese poetry, art and traditions of tea ceremony.

Video of the lecture is available over here.