Saturday, July 22, 2023

In Praise of Shadows " Japanese traditional aesthetics and culture "


There are shadows to the same extent as light. Humans may only see the light side.

Japanese culture and traditions have valued shadows.
But it can be hard to feel.

Maybe you know little of the shadow side. It can't be helped. 

 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...


 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.

Produced by Japan's national broadcaster (NHK). 
Worth watching if you want to understand the spirit of Japanese culture.
Sublime beauties and works of art will appear.

Copyright prevents me from displaying it here. Please pardon.