Wabi Sabi philosophy


After a success of Wabi sabi Sushibar in Leuven we have come with out second branch Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar II in Bonheiden, a new restaurant concept that combines flavors of south east asia with the best of japanese cuisine. We offer a good service in great atmosphere. Please visit us and have a great dining experience.

Welcome to Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar


Wabi-sabi (佗寂) represents a Japanese aesthetic world view that derives from Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and absence of self-nature (空 kū). If an object or expression brings a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be considered to be wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi is the most characteristic feature of traditional Japanese beauty.

On the other hand wabi-sabi is also a training whereby the student of wabi-sabi learns to find the most simple objects interesting, fascinating and beautiful. Fading autumn leaves would be an example. Wabi-sabi can change our perception of the world to the extent that a chip or crack in a vase makes it more interesting and gives the object greater meditative value. Similarly materials that age such as bare wood, paper and fabric become more interesting as they exhibit changes that can be observed over time.