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Author. Mama. Japanologist.

I offer support and inspiration to writers and dreamers, teaching how words and ideas can heal, inspire, uplift, connect, and help us capture our experience of this beautiful world. I have two degrees in Japanese, and have had a 20+ year love affair with Japan. I am currently working on my fifth book, a follow up to the bestselling Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life. I am also founder of Do What You Love, which produces and delivers inspiring online courses for living well. With over 100,000 alumni and a community of over 250,000 people across the world, it is our mission to inspire and support each other to make the most of this precious life.

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Reviews of Wabi Sabi

Beth Kempton is one of the great foreign writers who truly understands wabi sabi. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for time and space in their lifeDaisuke Sanada, Japanese architect

Beth explains wabi sabi better than any native may have doneMakiko Hastings, Japanese potter

Beth Kempton tells it as it is, and how we need it to be. More than ever, we need books like this.Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast

Wonderful. So full of insights, and beautifully writtenLiza Dalby, Author of Geisha

A beautiful book about Japanese cultureBooks Kinokuniya Tokyo

A truly transformative read.Sunday Times Style

I am obsessed (with this book)The Tokyo Chapter

I’m completely won over by the mix of wisdom and guide to practical self-reflection offered in this elegant interpretation of wabi sabi.JapaneseLondon.com

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