Junichiro Tanizaki On Beauty

091D2E72-CD3C-405B-8735-100DC06353DCJunichiro Tanizaki (July 24, 1886–July 30, 1965)

We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty…The quality that we call beauty … must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows toward beauty’s ends.

🎂Happy Birthday Junichiro Tanizaki (July 24, 1886–July 30, 1965) In Memoriam🌹