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“I've said you can actually see this fusion in skilled mechanics and machinists of a certain sort, and you can see it in the work they do. To say that they are not artists is to misunderstand the nature of art. They have patience, care and attentiveness to what they're doing, but more than this—there's a kind of inner peace of mind that isn't contrived but results from a kind of harmony with the work in which there's no leader and no follower. The material and the craftsman's thoughts change together in a progression of smooth, even changes until his mind is at rest at the exact instant the material is right.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values #shinyakimura for #v76byvaughn

“Patience, my friend; Once again, I say, Patience. In an era 'plagued' with speed, doggedness of character and drudgery of persistence is the only guarantee to mastery.” ― Ufuoma Apoki #shinyakimura for #v76byvaughn

"According to Japanese legend, a young man named Sen no Rikyu sought to learn the elaborate set of customs known as the Way of Tea. He went to tea-master Takeeno Joo, who tested the younger man by asking him to tend the garden. Rikyu cleaned up debris and raked the ground until it was perfect, then scrutinized the immaculate garden. Before presenting his work to the master, he shook a cherry tree, causing a few flowers to spill randomly onto the ground.

To this day, the Japanese revere Rikyu as one who understood to his very core a deep cultural thread known as wabi-sabi. Emerging in the 15th century as a reaction to the prevailing aesthetic of lavishness, ornamentation, and rich materials, wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in earthiness, of revering authenticity above all. In Japan, the concept is now so deeply ingrained that it’s difficult to explain to Westerners; no direct translation exists.

Broadly, wabi-sabi is everything that today’s sleek, mass-produced, technology-saturated culture isn’t. It’s flea markets, not shopping malls; aged wood, not swank floor coverings; one single morning glory, not a dozen red roses. Wabi-sabi understands the tender, raw beauty of a gray December landscape and the aching elegance of an abandoned building or shed. It celebrates cracks and crevices and rot and all the other marks that time and weather and use leave behind. To discover wabi-sabi is to see the singular beauty in something that may first look decrepit and ugly." - Robyn Griggs Lawrence #shinyakimura shot for #v76

“Pare down to the essence, but don't remove the poetry.” ― Leonard Koren

Shinya Kimura is an artist. A legendary motorcycle builder from Japan, he is inspired by Wabi Sabi, the traditional Japanese idea based around transience and imperfection. The following series of stills precedes a short film shot almost two years ago but which remained unfinished as other projects occupied my time. Incoming soon... #shinyakimura #motorcylebuilder #wabisabi #japanesestyle #cinematic #picoftheday #instagood #color

“There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most.” #shoreditch #london #hackney #cinematic

“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.” - Sarah J. Maas #neon #cinematic #lighting #shoreditch #london

The ghost of @enjoykane and #shoreditch #london .... tomorrow off to #portugal to ride 🏍 with @shaz_digital @davegurley @birdsnakes 🤘

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