mono no aware (Japanese 物の哀れ] lit. "the pathos of things", also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera". the gentle wistfulness at the transience of things and the awareness of the sadness of existence.
Modern Japanese block prints - Shin Hanga - move me like no other form of art. They have sensitive, wonderful use of color, profoundly beautiful (yet simple) compositions, gorgeous light, an unmatched sympathy for nature and atmosphere.