Japanese Visual Delights: Aichi International Photography
Dianne Corbin | 11.13.2012
Aichi international Photography showcases Japan’s futuristic cityscapes, beautiful nature, and rich cultural heritage.
Aichi international Photography showcases Japan’s futuristic cityscapes, beautiful nature, and rich cultural heritage. With a unique perspective on life and art, Aichi Photography aims to capture and spread an awareness of Japanese traditions amidst its development and modern globalization.
To portray the extent to which photography has influenced Japan, the Aichi collection focuses on four elements of Japanese heritage: Architecture, landscapes, gardens and culture.
Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, castles, residences and tea houses are structures of traditional Japanese architecture that have become increasingly familiar around the world. Aichi International Photography highlights how these beautiful yet powerful structures have remained consistent in design throughout the centuries.
The diverse scenery of the volcanic, mountainous island of Japan is a primary component of the Aichi Photography's international collection. Such dramatic qualities of Japanese landscapes have acclaimed worldwide praise. Lofty mountains, clear and rapid streams, rugged and broken road passes are a few of the elements that Aichi has captured and featured prominently.
Japanese gardens are powerful spaces that contain time, culture, and nature. They can project cultural change and invention as well as preserve identity. Aichi International Photography uses their symbolism to explore and reveal a variety of relationships in the gardens of Japan.
The multifaceted and fascinating Japanese culture is also the focus of Aichi International Photography. Steeped in deep traditions that date back thousands of years, a society in constant flux, boundless technological development and kaleidoscopic fashions make Japan a country of stark contradictions.
Aichi International, through its photography, presents this outstanding exhibition with a distinct sense of pleasure, and offers its visitors the many visual delights of Japan.