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Hay una parte que habla del color de piel, de la cual no estoy nada de acuerdo. Other topics, such as the sequestration of women and the blackening of their teeth so that their faces will appear more luminous in the dark seem simply odd and culturally specific.

Tanizaki has his comical moments when he equates the affinity of the Japanese philosophies towards darkness to the inheritances of dark black hair of the populace.

The essay wlogio of 16 sections that discuss traditional Japanese aesthetics in contrast with change. Jul 14, Akemi Tahizaki. There must be balance. Refresh and try again. He thinks that if the Japanese had developed these things, they would be very different from the Western versions.

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. But it is not only darkness and shadow that the Japanese find beautiful. The quality that we call beauty Already sketched out in a series of comments that appear in Some Prefer NettlesTanizaki’s aesthetic credo, in the more finished form of this essay, was originally published in in Japanese.


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He just wishes they could have been designed with a Japanese sensibility in mind. This is something the Rationalist fails to imagine. In the spirit of Tanizaki juxtaposing the cultures of east and west, Grayling notes a link to a similar approach and emphasis in the British writer Walter Pater whose late Renaissance essay he quotes, “The service of speculative culture towards the human spirit is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation”.

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Grayling concludes that the difference between the two essayists lies in the “tranquility” of Tanizaki and the “intensity” of Pater. I sombfa enjoyed the resonances with Peter Zumthor’s Atmospheres which I read on the same day. Light is good, but too much of it is blinding. His modern Japanese translation of The Tale of Genji was a standard for a long time, and I think it still is one of the best.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The apprehensions of the Noh theatre installing high voltage lightings for the viewing comfort in large auditoriumbrings dismay to Tanizaki about the worrisome future of Noh losing its true beauty in such extravagant set up.

It addresses the felt quality of experience in tanizai lived moment, not just as an end in itself but because each such moment belongs to a lifelong series in the ideal in which beauty and richness of experience are important components of the good life. Sort of a Japanese Grandpa Simpson. View all 8 comments.


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And, yet you fear that the rigid revelation would destroy the beauty that lingers for hours after the end of the final act. See all 5 reviews.

I always like a book that changes the way I see the world. The softness of an object is highlighted through the shades of darkness; its beauty enhanced through an array of radiated nuances, the shadows cultivating a life of their own.

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The light from the garden steals in but dimly through paper-paneled doors, and it is precisely this indirect light that makes for us the charm of the room. Somewhere along the centuries it wasn’t considered elogjo to have everything in the eye of the beholder, so beauty pushed all else out and has reigned supreme till this day.