On opposite aesthetics in a single culture.

Two faces of Japanese appearance,

one: Miyabi and the other: Laiso. They coexist and contrast in parallel. 

 

Miyabi endorses a brutalist outlook; big blocks of natural colour and simple shapes. Laiso promotes breathtaking decoration, full of small details and rich colour palettes.  

 

I wanted to explore the meeting-point between these two aesthetics and where they strengthen one-another. 

Two Gates

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