Elegantly decorated entrance to a Japanese establishment

Kurashiki | Japan

£25

An entrance to someone's home with a large elegant wooden framed nameplate, with a colourfully decorated tree branch attached — Kurashiki Town, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
An entrance to someone's home with a large elegant wooden framed nameplate, with a colourfully decorated tree branch attached — Kurashiki Town, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Paper
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® Baryta
Colour
Colour
Orientation
Landscape
Print Source
Photograph
Date Captured
April 2018
Date Released
March 2023
Features in Photo Essay
Part of Collection

Description

This enchanting image, taken from the bustling heart of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, invites us to appreciate the beautifully crafted entrance to a seemingly secretive establishment nestled among the town's central streets. If you're a lover of minimalism with a touch of artisan flair, this print could be a perfect addition to your collection.

The composition of the photograph focuses on the intriguing interplay between form and colour. To the right, a wooden box sign hints at the possible function of the building – the black kanji calligraphy for 'primrose' against an opaque white background perhaps suggesting a quaint shop tucked behind the door. The wood's warm, golden hues provide a pleasing contrast to the cool white of the background.

Adding a delightful counterpoint to the scene, an elegant willow branch is carefully positioned next to the sign. The branch gracefully drapes over the wooden panelled door to the left, its strands lovingly adorned with colourful clay beads. The beads, carefully hand-pressed into place, shine in a rainbow of hues - pinks, pale blues, greens, yellows, lilacs, and reds – creating a beautiful counter focal point that adds some cuteness and charm to the overall scene.

Illuminated in soft light that lends a gentle, low contrast to the image, the earthy golden browns of the door and sign harmonise beautifully with the pockets of vibrant colour provided by the clay beads. This print perfectly captures a mood of welcoming minimalism, chic design, and a touch of artistry. It offers a unique glimpse into the less-touristy nooks of Kurashiki and the delightful surprises they hold.

An entrance to someone's home with a large elegant wooden framed nameplate, with a colourfully decorated tree branch attached — Kurashiki Town, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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