A French-Japanese Collaboration Chris Hall natural building January 3, 2011 1 Minute The beauty of earth is not only visual… http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by Chris Hall View all posts by Chris Hall Published January 3, 2011
4 thoughts on “A French-Japanese Collaboration”
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:
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.
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.”
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.