Sabi is the color of haikai. It is different from tranquility...

Quote by Matsuo Basho
Sabi is the color of haikai. It is different from tranquility. For example, if an old man dresses up in armor and helmet and goes to the battlefield, or in colorful brocade kimono, attending (his lord) at a banquet, [sabi] is like this old figure.
(Contributed by ivan on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011)
 
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