Monday, 24 September 2012

Kakejiku

This nice calligraphy and drawing on a scroll is called kakejiku, hanged on a gold painted screen used for the tea ceremony. The vase and the flower composition is called chabana and is a more essential flower arrngement than ikebana, and is especially done for the tea ceremony too, the porcelain round box is for incense, the table is black laquered wood built without any metal in it, no screw or pins. Photographed in Kitakata, Japan, in ambient light coming from the windows, it was summer, so plenty of light and nice and soft, 85mm lens.