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Category: Japanese Concept

  • The notion of Omote and Ura // La notion d’Omote et Ura

    The notion of Omote and Ura // La notion d’Omote et Ura

    Version française en dessous. The notion of Omote and Ura Too often translated in the West (in particular in the martial arts) as: something and its opposite, the notions of Omote and Ura are indissociable. Omote is the part that is visible, Ura the part that is hidden. Far from talking about opposition, we are […]

  • The Notion of Oku // La notion Oku

    The Notion of Oku // La notion Oku

    Version française en dessous The notion of “Oku” Almost inseparable Ma, the word designates Inner world. “A place situated profoundly in the interior of things, far from their external aspect” (in Berque, 1982). In Japan, the sacred or important places are often hidden or difficult to reach. A temple, in the depths of a valley, […]

  • The Notion of Ma-Ai // La notion de Ma-Ai

    The Notion of Ma-Ai // La notion de Ma-Ai

    Version française en dessous The Notion of Ma-Ai The classical translation of the Japanese term Ai is harmony. The legendary politeness of the Japanese is one of the representations of this additional element of Japanese culture. It is very important for the Japanese to read, understand and feel the state of mind of their interlocutors. […]

  • The Notion of “Ma” // La notion du « ma »

    The Notion of “Ma” // La notion du « ma »

    Version française en dessous. The Notion of “Ma” Ma is a primordial notion in Japanese culture and a leading principle in the Arts. “Fundamentally, Ma is the interval which necessarily exists between two things which succeed each other: whence the idea of a pause.” (in Augustin Berque, 1982). In the West, space is represented in […]