origin: ancient China; early translation ref. An Account of my Hut (1212) - further defined through Japanese culture.
An ancient aesthetic (artistic philosophy) referring to that which is mysteriously profound; the beauty that is found to reside in the imagination more than the explicit.
Of or referring to the principle of yūgen (幽玄).
→ see also: Mono no aware, Wabi, Sabi, Iki, Miyabi, Shibusa, Kire, and other Shinto-Buddhism aesthetics.
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill. To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds. And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." - Zeami Motokiyo