In Praise of Shadows by Tanizaki 陰翳礼讃

I took this picture at Kanda Myojin shrine after reading In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki. I learned more about Japanese aesthetics from this book than from any other one.

Wabi-sabi, impermanence, asymmetry, imperfection. Light, darkness, and all the shadows between them. Black, white, and all the tones between them.