Monday, October 16, 2006

In praise of shadow 2

Sumiya House, Kyoto sightseeing


Old-fashioned houses in the middle of Kyoto is long and narrow. So only a slight sunlight comes inside a house and it is dim inside even during the day.

One of traditional Japanese wares is a urushi ware, coated with urushiol lacuquer. The texture is quite smooth and glossy.

It looks too showy under the sunlight or the fluorescent light, but tasteful and sometimes elegant under the warm lighting of the candle light or incandescent lamp.

The mood of the texture is totally up to the light. This kind of warm light is indispensable to Japanese mysterious beauties.
Location by Google Map

8 Comments:

At 10/16/2006 11:19 PM, Blogger dawn said...

Fantastic lighting. I love spaces like this to photograph.

 
At 10/16/2006 11:23 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

i love that 'japanese mysterious beauties':p

Nice shot, macky!

:D

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At 10/16/2006 11:23 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

i love that 'japanese mysterious beauties':p

Nice shot, macky!

:D

http://singapourdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

 
At 10/16/2006 11:23 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

i love that 'japanese mysterious beauties':p

Nice shot, macky!

:D

http://singapourdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

 
At 10/17/2006 2:28 AM, Blogger prash said...

thats an interesting house!

 
At 10/17/2006 5:54 PM, Blogger macky said...

dawn, zannnie and prash,
Thanks for your comments!

Perhaps it would be a little scary to stay that kind of houses at night:-)

 
At 10/18/2006 11:18 PM, Blogger Jing said...

as usual, so beautiful~~
:)
and i like those traditional Japanese buildings.
And this house...i thought of that movie "last samurai"...
...Jing

btw, maybe can light the room during the whole night...:D

 
At 10/19/2006 10:57 PM, Blogger macky said...

jing: thanks for every comment you write! It is very tradional but now very rare. The light turns off when sleeping:-)

 

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