From the solitude and serenity of nature to the
pulsing energy of her cities,
Japan is truly a country of contrasts and contradictions.
The aesthetic qualities of Japan form a cultural world view, centered around the concept of living in harmony with nature.
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.“
Japan is a country where ancient and the modern
are inextricably intertwined.
Japan’s educational methods have proved hugely successful. The country’s literacy rate is frequently put at 99%.
“When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature –
this is unique to Japan.”
– Tadao Ando
We invite you to check out Steve’s current and upcoming exhibitions:
The Eyes of Humanity
April 29 – July 30, 2022
March 29 – July 17, 2022
April 14 – September 18, 2022
Le Monde De Steve McCurry
December 9 – July 31, 2022
Oltre il Cibo
May 7 – September 4, 2022
Steve McCurry: Photographer
May 28 – August 14, 2022