Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In Defense of Japanese "Obsession" Part II

Circa: 1912

I suspect that each D+R blogger has the Japanese obsession. To visit Japan is to experience life surrounded by meaningful, thoughtful and obsessively detailed objects. I have a Japanese catalog/magazine/exhibit program/something that catalogs Japanese arts and crafts from the turn of the century to about 1950. If you read Kanji, click here and tell us what it says. The beauty is unquestionable, but what is so striking is how absolutely modern everything looks.

Circa: 1913

Circa: 1921

Circa: 1918