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Because of the geographical separation, Japan has always been curious about foreign cultures overseas.The Japanese have long thought that everyone had smart and stupid people, good and bad, varied individuals . Hence, religions have to multiply.Therefore, in the sixteenth century, when Portuguese missionaries arrived in Japan, all Buddhist sects and Shinto coexisted in peace. When the Jesuits wanted to impose their religion, closed their doors.
The plurality is now recognized in the religious domain, but also in art. Cézanne In the box “The mountain of Santa Victoria”, is structured around a center, the mountain. In “The river and mountain hermits” of Tessai, no single center, but it is the juxtaposition of various elements that make up the landscape and its relief. The same in the culinary arts . The “bento” basket-Japanese food, this is a box divided into different compatimentos available where fish, meat, vegetables in brine … You can start with what you like best. Each compartment coexists peacefully with the other, as religious schools in Japan. In the Japanese art kodo , “the way of incense”, like tea ceremony (sado) or floral arrangement (kado) no perfume crossed and read poems, poetry and smells ever coexist without merging.
The opposite happens in Europe, where an artistic element always claims its superiority over the other arts.
The bare naked.
A French friend asked me to summarizing the intrigue of a Japanese novel illustrated. It was a story of adultery. The young master of a large business house suffered from a lung disease. His young wife took advantage of it and had a relationship with the primary employee. While having fun, the young dealer listened to them. Then entered the tent and greeted them with a smile on his face, full of serenity, Still, if more attention paid, would be that low left Kimono see the toe contracted in the extreme, expressing true feeling: anger.
Japanese art excels in the art to stimulate and excite the imagination to conceal the object of desire. Nudity not enter your own value if not under clothing. The same procedure is done in poetry.
I wo hi zo minutes
Fuji hidden but
‘m leaving happy.
The beauty of Fuji Yama highlighted by the fact of his absence.
“In Europe, the truth lies in what is discovered, is aletheia, while in Japan the most important is what is hidden. …
What immeasurable is the distance between the two civilizations! ”