The iki

Thousand and one IKI


Illustration japonaise

The Iki is an aesthetic concept of Japanese origin that embodies natural elegance and represents such values as charm, discretion, as well as audacity and non-conformism, which are composed in a subtle and sophisticated balance.

The notion of iki also applies to objects and situations, yet it defines people in particular. An iki person is spontaneous and measured, refined and audacious, original and unique - because there are thousand and one ways to be iki.