I feel like one of the original translators trying to describe "In Praise of Shadows."
A real treat to read the work of a great literary mind on a non-literary subject, namely, the aesthetic of traditional Japan culture.
I read this in conjunction with a book about Wabi-sabi and I would recommend doing the same.
This was a great read. It was assigned reading for a class I had on the meaning of "beauty" in the arts. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Giselita
This work is essential reading for anyone interested in aesthetics or Japanese culture.Published 1 month ago by philostratos
I felt this was a good book overall, but found the strong focus on Japanese toilets unconscionable. There are details in this text that might inform people about the truths of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. Coppedge
NOTE: Being an irredeemable Westerner, I bought this book hoping to "learn" something about the topic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TLXXXVIII