Monday, December 18, 2006

Shin-Gyou-Sou(真行草)

Shin-Gyou-Sou is styles of Japanese aesthetics: Shin is formal, Sou is casual and Gyou is between them. For example, temple's building is formal and Shin. A tea house is casual and Sou. The following paths are in Katsura Imperial Villa and in Daitokuji. The path of Shin style is often used at temples and the Sou is used at teahouses and villas.

This is Shin(真) style. Location by Google Map
Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto sightseeing

This is Gyou(行) style. Location by Google Map
Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto sightseeing

This is Sou(草) style. Location by Google Map
Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto sightseeing

4 Comments:

At 12/18/2006 11:43 PM, Blogger les maudites said...

very original, thank you for your blog so instructive
We feel strange like a fish out of water

 
At 12/19/2006 5:48 AM, Blogger Zsolt72 said...

again something special from you Macky...:)

 
At 12/22/2006 7:20 PM, Blogger macky said...

les maudites and zsolt
Thank you for enjoying my blog:-)) Kado, Japanese flower arrangement, also has the same three styles as this.

 
At 12/23/2006 2:52 AM, Anonymous kris said...

very interesting and they look pretty as usual..thanks for sharing!

 

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