• Mono No Aware•

    People love cherry blossom season in Vancouver. Vancouver’s original 500 cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan in the 1930s. Vancouver has enjoyed a long and mostly consistent friendship with Japan. “Mono No Aware” is a Japanese term for the pathos of impermanence and transient beauty. It is associated with Japanese cultural tradition and cherry blossoms in particular.

    In practice, “Mono No Aware” means appreciate what you have because it never lasts.

    Acrylic on canvas, 8″x 10″
    Located at: Private Collection