Sunday, 8 October 2017

'Kyoto Walls: Elegance Molded from Earth' - Core Kyoto (NHK World program, Video)

Update (15-OCT-17): Since the original video has been deleted, I have linked to another uploaded video and added a few images related to this subject.

Quoting from the introduction to the program on the NHK World VOD site:

The ancient capital's dignified air of yesteryear is in part generated by earthen walls: the walls of the imperial palace, shrines, temples and even private properties. Earthen walls imbue tea houses with a rustic air. Kyoto is blessed with soil of a color ideal for these walls. Plasterers over centuries developed and refined their technique to produce walls befitting a capital. Discover the aesthetic sensibilities and expertise of traditional plasterers as they pursue beauty in earthen walls.

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