Kaoru Mende's bright ideas on darkness

Style & Design Aug 22, 2015

Kaoru Mende's bright ideas on darkness

by Yuki Hayashi

'Whenever I see the alcove of a tastefully built Japanese room, I marvel at our comprehension of the secrets of shadows, our sensitive use of shadow and light," wrote the prominent modern novelist Junichiro Tanizaki in his 1933 essay on Japanese aesthetics, "In Praise ...