There was wabi-sabi furniture. Wabi-sabi architectural surfaces, Wabi-sabi interior design. Wabi-sabi clothes and fashion accessories. Wabi-sabi works of art . . . Some of these things had been deliberately aged or distressed, that is, intentionally destroyed―rusted, faded, torn, scratched, and so on―so as to appear naturally old and worn. Although I was reluctant to make judgments, questions arose nonetheless. Are things that appear wabi-sabi like in fact wabi-sabi? Has wabi-sabi become merely a style? Is taking new, well-made objects and deliberately damaging them a legitimate way to make wabi-sabi? What is actually being made when making wabi-sabi? Indeed, who, or what, makes wabi-sabi?