Monday, 26 September 2011

Painting on the wall

The painting or calligraphy scroll is called kakejiku, is one of the element of the tokonoma, the most precious corner of the main room. The most important guest sit close to it. During tea ceremony there will be displayed a flower arrengement called chabana and a box with incense. This painting represent a beautiful water lily. Is central in Japanese culture and tradition the harmony, with the universe, with nature, this photo was taken in Summer in Kitakata, so the painting in the tokonoma have to be in harmony with the season because the lily is a summer flower and also the painting represent water and so giving the idea of freshness. Picture taken with natural light coming from the window with shoji that dimm much the light