Soetsu Yanagi implores us to respect our utilitarian objects with a buddhist like reverence. We are ordinary people in common settings with everyday objects. This is to be celebrated and therefore these items "should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe - the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty."
Paperback. 352 pages.
Penguin UK. 01/2019