Monday, January 3, 2011

A French-Japanese Collaboration

The beauty of earth is not only visual...

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I'm reading 'The Book of Tea" at the moment and this is perfect!

    If anyone is interested you can read it here:
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tea.htm

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  2. Hi Chris in NZ,

    I agree, Okakura's "The book of Tea" provides an insight into a conservative strain in Japanese culture and elucidates Japanese traditional ideals of aesthetics and a tranquil acceptance of the ways of the past. One ought not, however, confuse this material which 99% of what is typical of Japanese culture in modern times.


    ~Chris

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  3. I wish I could edit my comments!!

    That last sentence should read:

    "One ought not, however, confuse this material WITH 99% of what is typical of Japanese culture in modern times."

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  4. Chris,

    Very cool film! Somehow I missed it when you first posted. Its a real treat to watch the craftsmen at work.

    The openning shot, with the lattice-shadows cast on the shoji, is SO beautiful and so Japanese, it seems to me. Just can't get enough of that interplay between patterns of rectangles.

    Tom

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