4 thoughts on “A French-Japanese Collaboration

  1. 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

  2. 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.”

  3. 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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