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Contrasting issues as different as toilet plumbing, domestic architecture, cosmetics, theater and drama, lacquer ware and gold ware, and interior illumination, he builds an argument for attentiveness, quietness, and the valuing of tradition and continuity even in the face of radical impermanence. Tanizaki prefers obscure and hidden things to those directly revealed.
Apr 03, George K. For decades after my mother stopped using her Singer sewing machine it sat in the corner taking up space, its implacable beauty defying anyone to suggest throwing it out.
View all 36 comments. That was the ultimate defining line that demarcated me and my grandfather standing apart in two different worlds. More than this, however, ‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a homage to the Japanese tendency to beautify things, to bring out the innate artistry of things; “The quality we call beauty, however, must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows to beauty’s ends.
Every detail to avoid the disruption of harmony in a Japanese room.
El elogio de la sombra by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
I’d recommend this to those who are super serious about Japanese literature. Light is good, but too much of it is blinding. Tanizai all go go go. The parlor may have its charms, but the Japanese toilet truly is a place of spiritual repose. There is a rich thought here about the subjectivity of experience that is missed by Western aesthetics.
Junichiro Tanizaki selects for praise all things delicate and nuanced, everything softened by shadows and the patina of age, anything understated and natural—as for example the patterns of grain in old wood, the sound of rain dripping from eaves and leaves, or washing over the footing of a stone lantern in a garden, and refreshing the moss that grows about it — and by doing so he suggests an attitude of appreciation and mindfulness, especially mindfulness of beauty, as central to life lived well.
I might be as eager to experience the new, the bright, and the modern as the Japanese were when first introduced to the Western lifestyle. Sound is good, but too much of it is deafening. It’s all so sensible and natural and yet it is so far removed from our Western preoccupation with clarity and light! Activity is good, but too much of it is exhausting. Harper and Edward G.
Things were so much better before refrigeration and antibiotics.
Tanizaki tells a story of when her late husband decided, as he frequently did, to build a new house. Tanizaki talks about wooden furniture, subdued lighting, lacquer-work, Noh plays, and the pleasure of taking good shits.
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The quality that we call beauty must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows towards beauty’s ends If you don’t have time to read the whole of my review, go ahead and skip the next two paragraphs There is a practice essay prompt in the US College Board’s guide to the SAT book that goes something like “Do changes that make our lives easier always make them better?
Said every generation ever. Nothing loud but the silence. But we are time-poor, we are tempted, we drive to the supermarket after all. View all 3 comments. Shadows form an integral part of Japanese traditional aesthetic and in the subsequent cyclic philosophy of concealment and revelation through a game of shadows the crucial beauty becomes highly seductive.
He likes rural things, shadowy somhra, dirty things. The silhouette of the Noh mask resting on the curious neck of the stage actor performing the play brings an outwardly mystery to the person behind the mask.
I always like a book that changes the way I see the world. A toilet is indeed the most important element of an architectural mores. The hue may differ from room to room, but the degree of difference will be ever so slight; not so much a difference in color as in shade, a difference that will seem to exist only in the mood of the viewer.
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Leaving aside the afterword’s obsession with Tanizaki’s “lack of structure” harping yet again on Proust, has no one in the business of translating Japanese philosophical works read him?! It’s easier to drive to the supermarket for a loaf, but wouldn’t we be better off walking, saving petrol and the money it costsbreathing some fresh air, enjoying the glorious Autumn day and elogii they’re in working order stretching our legs?
The sweetened jelly concocted from red bean paste is rather splendid with its semi-translucent structure; the opaque tinted shadows that hover on this elkgio bring a pleasurable aura to its velvety consistency.