The subtle and the profound.

Yugen is at the core of the appreciation of beauty and art in Japan. It values the power to evoke, rather that the ability to state directly. The principle of Yugen shows that real beauty exists when, through its suggestiveness, only a few words, or few brush strokes, can suggest what has not been said or shown, and hence awaken many inner thoughts and feelings.

"Yugen is to watch the sun sink behind a flower-clad hill, to wander on and on in a huge forest without thought of return, to stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands, to contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds."
by Farbs July 19, 2006
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an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words

origin: japan

pronunciation | yoo-gehn
"she pertained a sense of yugen that anyone could admire with great respect"
by aImondmiIk June 21, 2019
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Mysterious grace

It is an aspect of Japanese aesthetics, the realisation of the depth and beauty of the universe through its obfuscation.
“Yugen is like an autumn evening under a colorless expanse of silent sky. Somehow, as if for some reason that we should be able to recall, tears well uncontrollably.”
by θ July 30, 2020
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He may or not be gay, but either way, he'd like to take a roll in the hay.
Person 1:I think David's a Yugene.
Person 2: Yeah, he's always super horny.
by AkiMochi October 23, 2019
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