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Saturday, April 23, 2011

In Praise of Shadows












 The beauty of the contrast has been adopted for interior decoration.
 The constant change gives deep interest for a one-day flow.

 Reflection. Fusion. Mixture.








 Clay wall, Wooden floor, and Wooden pillar.
 Long time and space melts in them.

 Transmission. Convergence. Dimness.









 Hope to be prolonged from darkness, ... returned in the shadow again.
 At the same time, limited life time.

 The contradiction will continue like ripples...


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 In Praise of Shadows " 陰翳礼讃 : In'ei Raisan "
 It is an essay on Japanese aesthetics by the Japanese author and novelist Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.
 It was translated into English by the academic students of Japanese literature Thomas Harper and Edward Seidensticker.


Please visit "Weekend reflections" kindly hosted by James to see many spectacular reflection.

37 comments:

  1. Without the Shadows we can't see the lights! lovely Praise!

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  2. actually i can see the first photo, as the others are not showing.

    Anyways, gorgeous shadows!

    Thanks, Ruma, for your generous heart!
    Love Japan!

    Hugs
    Betty

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  3. hi Ruma,
    thank you for your visit in my blog... I appreciate very much !
    all the best to you and Happy Easter to you and your family ! ciao see you again..

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  4. A good picture to this title.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Kind regards
    Angela

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  5. Ruma, I, too, can only see the first photo. I am sure the others are beautiful as all yours are!

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  6. Ruma thanks for stopping by, I appreciate, I love Spring so much and Autumn that we have now with the red liquidamabar, look amazing, today is raining, is amazing after all the nature continue the road, huggs and have a nice weekend,
    we dont forget Japan! gloria

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  7. Marvelous photos! The thought is so profound.

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  8. Je ne vois que la première photo, désolé !

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  9. Las sombras del confort...

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  10. Came back! The shadow photos are so beautiful!
    Inspiring!

    B

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  11. Great thoughts, interesting concept!
    Happy weekend to you!

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  12. Once upon a time, Japanese people lived with shadows and saw many things in the shadows, created by imagination. Now even at night lights are too bright. Ruma,thank you for fantastic photos!! Have a great weekend!

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  13. I like the shadows and these compositions that we offer, Ruma, are great.
    Greetings

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  14. These are all beautiful, Ruma. I looked at these photos taking my time and inviting lots of stories in my mind. It captures a thousand words. This is going to be my next project - shadow play or shadows.

    Happy weekend, my friend. Thanks for sharing your photos...and those wonderful poetry. Our prayers are always with you.

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  15. such elegant images...beautiful!

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  16. Hello Ruma,

    Very beautiful the way you captured the light here.
    It's mysterious and hopeful at the same time, like life itself.

    Warm regards,
    Karina

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  17. Hello Ruma,
    amazing photos and images!
    congratulations

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  18. Ruma in this special day send you huggs and prayers, and hope all will be more nice and enjoy your spring, gloria

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  19. Ahora entiendo mejor el sentido de esta decoración de interiores japonesa. Sombras y contrastes. Muy buen sentido.
    Un abrazo.

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  20. Ruma.

    Connaissez-vous le livre * l'éloge de l'ombre * sauf erreur d'un auteur japonais. Il a très très longtemps que je ne l'ai lu. Ce livre m'avait impressionné pour que je me rappelle encore du titre.

    Sur mon blog, l'histoire des perles en est aux perles contemporaines du Japon ou perles de verre de créateurs trouvées au Japon.

    Please have a look with what i have done with all these beads.

    * www.colliers-beatrice.ch *

    Hope you are well !

    Béatrice de Lausanne en Suisse.

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  21. SALUDOS!!GRACIAS POR LOS BELLOS COMENTARIOS,DESEO QUE ESTEN TODA SU FAMILIA BIEN,ME ENCANTA SU BLOG,TAN LLENO DE BELLEZA¡¡¡

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  22. Fotografías llenas de detalles, reflexivas y contrastes. Me encantan.
    Saludos cordiales.
    Ramón

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  23. AmazingWorkGoodCreations
    SeeYouSoon

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  24. These photos tell a story of loneliness and hope. Wonderful reflections. The bottom photo is my favorite.

    Take care Ruma!

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  25. The second picture reminds me an american movie I saw a long time ago. In french the tittle is "The Paper House".
    Many thanks for your visits and comments on my blog, Ruma.

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  26. · Nice photos but my prefered is the first one.

    · Have a nice day, my friend.

    CR & LMA
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  27. El juego de sombra y luz es perfecto, hermosa decoración Ruma.
    Un abrazo.

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  28. Hi, Ruma!
    Shadows and light, perfect pics.
    Big hugs from Brasil
    Tereza

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  29. Me encantan las fotos. Esa luz reflejada en el suelo...
    Un abrazo con todo cariño.

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  30. Beautiful abstract pictures with very interesting effects of light and minimalistic patterns!

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  31. …entre luces y sombras queda nuestro reflejo… igual que la vida….pero siempre con esperanza….

    Un cordial saludo Ruma

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  32. Beautiful antique world created by light and shadow. The floor is clean, waxed and gleaming by being taken care of well, where soul of the resident seems to be contained. Thanks for sharing, ruma.

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  33. Beautiful.
    I want to go back to visit Japan again.
    I miss being there.

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