In praise of shadows
An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
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aesthetic alcove ancestors beauty beneath the eaves black lacquer bowl bright brilliance build candle candlelight ceiling centuries ceramic Chinese cloudiness color cool costume crystals darkness depth difference dimly Edward G electric fan electric lights elegance essay face faint fixtures flickering garden garish gaze glass glittering glow hands heat hibachi illumination imagine invented Ishiyama jade Japan Japanese architecture Japanese house Japanese room Japanese toilet Kabuki actor kimono Kyoto lacquerware decorated lamps lantern lived look luster Makioka Sisters matter miso modern moon-viewing mulattos mystery Natsume Soseki novelist ordinary Orientals Osaka ourselves painting pale past patina patterns persimmon pillars Praise of Shadows Prefer Nettles restaurant rice roof scroll sheen shoji silver skin soup stage stand style sunlight surface sushi tableware Tale of Genji Tanizaki taste teahouse temple tile tinge Tokyo turn walls Western paper woman women wood world of shadows yokan
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